Manchester United manager has revealed he asked Matic to renew his contract at the club but he refused
However, Matic left Manchester United in this summer as free agent as he join Serie A side
reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho for a third time by signing for Roma last month.
The 33-year-old has signed for Roma on a one-year contract that runs until 30 June 2023 after United agree to his exit.
However, reports have since stated that Ten Hag tried to keep hold of the midfielder
Manchester United’s captain Harry Maguire has come under fire for his performances on the pitch and his decision-making off it.
Therefore, the current leadership dynamic at United has been a topic over conversation over the last few months.
According to The Athletic, Ten Hag tried to encourage Matic to extend his contract at Manchester United
As he felt he had a commanding but positive presence in the changing room.
However, Matic – who spent five years at United after joining from Chelsea – decided to part ways with the club and join Roma instead.
He made over 100 Premier League appearances during his spell at Old Trafford after arriving from Chelsea for £40million in 2017, but started only 16 times last season.
Therefore, the 33-year-old wanted to move to a top-flight club where he would gain more first-team minutes.
Ten Hag will continue to access the leadership dynamic at Manchester United amid Maguire’s ongoing scrutiny following a disappointing 2021-2022 campaign.