Manchester United fans loved Matic’s honesty after Everton drumming

Manchester United fans loved Matic’s honesty after Everton drumming

It’s been a while since Manchester United were beaten as comprehensively as they were against Everton on Sunday. The Red Devils were woeful from minute one and got what they deserved as they fell to a 4-0 defeat at Goodison Park. After the game, though Nemanja Matic took responsibility for his failures and the fans commended him for it.

Nemanja Matic had some strong words after the game. During an interview on Norwegian TV (transcript via The Metro), the Serbian midfielder claimed that ‘We can’t blame the young lads’ and that he himself ‘was the biggest problem’. It’s a brave line to take, and it’s one that the fans have appreciated as he’s thrown himself under the bus to protect his younger teammates.

In truth, he’s not all wrong. Matic was one of the main culprits on an awful afternoon, but football is not about individuals, it’s about the collective. United had 11 players out on the pitch who all failed to do the necessary, and just because Matic was well below par doesn’t mean he was the only one. His maturity after the feat to take the fall for teammates is one thing, but with more displays like that, he won’t be a United player for much longer.

You can read the Red Devils’ verdict on Matic’s comments here:

The Red Devils will not be accepting any more performances like Sunday’s, and even with Matic’s acceptance it’s just not good enough.

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