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Gary Neville wants to see Manchester United make a move to try and sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer

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Gary Neville wants to see Manchester United make a move to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea this summer.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a bid to sign the Serbian from the Blues in recent weeks as Jose Mourinho bids to try to add another holding midfielder to his squad ahead of next season.

Matic knows Mourinho well, having played under the Portuguese coach during the pair’s time together at Chelsea, with the Blues having won the title and League Cup in the 2014-15 season.

Manchester United have seen a number of players in Matic’s position leave the club in recent months.

And former Red Devils defender Neville feels that Matic would be a great signing for Mourinho this summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “United need another holding midfield player.

“Michael Carrick has got one more year but he can’t play every single week so they do need to have that player who can come in and do the same job – and Matic would be able to do that.

“Morgan Schneiderlin was let go earlier in the season and Bastian Schweinsteiger didn’t get a game, so you’re talking about there needing to be a replacement for them and ultimately Matic would fit the bill.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but won the EFL Cup and Europa League to secure their place in next term’s Champions League.

The Red Devils have signed Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof so far this summer.

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