MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Nemanja Matic “liked” an Instagram post of himself being linked with a move to Tottenham because he “has a sense of humour”.
The Serbian midfielder, 31, was jokingly linked with Spurs after Jose Mourinho was hired to take over from sacked Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho had twice signed Matic – at Chelsea and then later Man Utd – as fans prayed for a hat-trick.
And after one fan posted a hilarious meme joking about Matic heading to North London, the player himself posted a series of emojis applauding the joke.
The United chief joked: “Jose coming back is going to be a spectacle and a circus – and Nemanja has a sense of humour.”
As well as being linked with a move to Tottenham, Atletico Madrid are thought to be keen on a move for the veteran United midfielder in January.
Matic has fallen out of favour somewhat under Solskjaer – but could play against Sheffield United on Sunday due to injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.
Reports recently claimed Matic, 31, is pushing for a January transfer – with fans quick to joke it will surely be to Tottenham.
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One wrote: “Perfect chance for United to offload Matic to Spurs for £40million.”
Another said: “I’m pretty sure I ain’t the only one who can’t wait for Nemanja Matic to break the news to the whole world in January that it’s always been a dream for him to play and wear the colours of Spurs.”
On even predicted the “The Mourinho to do list”, writing: “Sign Zlatan, Willian and Matic, make Eriksen a defensive midfielder and Son Heung-min a world class wing-back.”