Well, except @billybee99 that unlike Mata, this is Matic 3rd season. How was generally excellent in season 1, helping us finish 2nd.This is the same nonsense rational used to justify Mata's new contract. This is madness. It is amazing how the Caf can forget 2 years of crap playing when a player manages to string together a couple of good games
His form went to shit with the rest of the side during Mourinho's nosedive, but then picked up again and he was ever present in Ole's first 11-12 wins before getting an injury, and Ole confirmed he was playing through that injury.
Now it's season 3 and he's been decent whenever called upon.
So no, it's not the "same nonsense" at all. Matic was ready to be declared deadwood the second he signed as soon as his form took a dip, cause the caf fecking hates over 30's.