Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi expresses doubt over Paris Saint Germain future

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United target and Paris Saint Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has noted that he could leave the Parc des Princes over the summer.

The Frenchman, a figure of interest to Man United for some time, has made a 290 appearances for PSG since arriving in 2011.

Jose Mourinho has expressed a desire to seek out an adequate replacement for Michael Carrick – who recently signed a one year extension – over the summer, with Marco Verratti and Eric Dier serving as potential options.

And Matuidi, speaking soon after PSG’s 1-0 French Cup Final win over Angers, was notably doubtful about his future under Unai Emery.

“I don’t know yet,” he said.

“I am feeling good in Paris. It’s hard as you don’t know the real position of the club.

“PSG made a proposition to me. They are open to everything when it comes to me. There is no decision taken so far. Honestly, I don’t want to lie, I don’t know yet.”

The 29-year-old may be rightfully feeling that, having won every domestic honour under PSG, who have now regressed under Emery, this summer could be the time to embark on a new challenge.

Mourinho will want a mature, composed deep-lying midfielder to share the load with Carrick next season, and Matuidi serves as an ideal option: strong, smart on the ball, endowed with plenty of Champions League experience and seemingly never rushed. He may not have the poise of Carrick, but few players can maintain a solid midfield core like the Frenchman.

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