Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has retired from international football, according to Serbia’s sporting director Vladimir Matijasevic.
Reports began to circulate on Thursday claiming Matic had opted to quit Serbia despite being named in their most recent squad.
Matijasevic, who works as a director for the Football Association of Serbia (FSS), confirmed the decision on Friday.
He claims Matic has brought his international career to a close to allow for younger players to have prominence in the senior side.
Matic, 32, played 48 times for Serbia since 2008 and represented them at the 2018 World Cup, but he will now give United his sole focus. (Vanguard)