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Matic in, Carrick out: The potential new look Man Utd midfield next season

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are still celebrating the recent arrival of Nemanja Matic…

It was confirmed on Monday that Man Utd had sealed a deal for the Serbian, with the 29-year-old moving to Old Trafford from Chelsea on a three-year deal.

Indeed, for many in the pub, the Serbian is seen as the final piece in Jose Mourinho’s puzzle. The Man Utd midfield has been lacking that defensive bite under Mourinho, and Matic will certainly bring that with him to Old Trafford.

Unfortunately, Matic’s arrival could force Michael Carrick back to the bench. Though he is now the club captain, Jose Mourinho is a manager that picks his team on merit – and at present, the Englishman isn’t deserving of a starting berth, particularly ahead of new arrival Nemanja Matic.

It seems likely that the Serbian will come straight into the team, but who will line up alongside him?

So with that said, is this the new look Man Utd midfield next season?

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