Manchester United have triggered a clause to extend Nemanja Matic’s contract by a year.
The 31-year-old midfielder was entering the final months of his existing deal and the Red Devils decided to exercise the option to keep him at the club until next summer.
Discussions are thought to be taking place over a longer term contract for the midfielder, who joined from Chelsea in 2017.
Matic was believed to be open to leaving the club during the January transfer window but no move away materialised.
The Serbia international then forced his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, largely thanks to the injuries suffered by Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
His return to the team has coincided with a resurgence of Man United’s form.
Matic has played nine of their past 11 games with United going unbeaten across that spell.
At the start of the season he was largely seen as surplus to requirements due to the other players in Solskjaer’s squad who were ahead of him.
It is a remarkable turnaround for Matic, who has proven himself to be a valuable player in recent months.
Matic joined the Red Devils in 2017 from Chelsea to reunite with his former Blues manager Jose Mourinho.
He has gone on to make 109 appearances for the Red Devils in the three seasons since he moved to Old Trafford.