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Solskjaer turned down summer bids for out-of-favour Man Utd man



Manchester United rebuffed AC Milan and Inter Milan’s bids for midfielder Nemanja Matic in the summer, according to a report.
The powerful Serbian was one of Jose Mourinho?s most trusted performers at Old Trafford, but the former Chelsea man has played just 22 minutes in United’s first four Premier League games
Scott McTominay has been preferred by Solskjaer so far and the 31-year-old’s game time could well be at a premium this season.
It was reported early in August by the Daily Mirror and ESPN that Matic had expressed his desire to discuss his future with manager Solskjaer and that he could even consider leaving United.
Matic?s dilemma apparently caught the interest of Milan and rivals Inter, who were both linked with the Serbian, while only this weekCalciomercato, reported that Inter boss Conte is readying a ?25m approach for the midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January. Now, journalist Duncan Castles saysthat both Milan clubs made bids for Matic, but United knocked back the interest.
?It?s not that he wanted to leave Manchester United, but his calculation was: ?If Solskjaer doesn?t want to play me, I don?t want to be a bench player at Manchester United?,? Castles said, as cited in The Sun.

??If these two important clubs in Italy are interested in signing me and giving me a long-term contract at age 31, then the rational decision for me would be to pursue that option and go and play football in Italy, ?cos I?d rather be playing footbal...
URL source: http://www.teamtalk.com/news/category/competitions/english-premiership/manchester-united/

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