Starting his fourth Premier League game this season, forgotten man Nemanja Matic put in a seemingly decent display and was one of the main positives during the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Arsenal – prompting supporters to praise the Serbian for his efforts on a forgettable evening.
The Serbian was previously out of favour under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having made only a handful of appearances this season partially down to injury, but Matic appeared to showcase his usefulness to the side at the Emirates – amassing an 83% pass success rate, as per WhoScored.
Will Nemanja Matic finish the season a Man Utd player?
Previously, the 31-year-old was a mainstay in this Red Devils outfit – starting for United 28 times last campaign.
However, given the emerged partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay, Matic has found it difficult over the last month to claw back his place in the team.
McTominay, who will be out for eight weeks with ligament damage, seemingly needs a replacement figure – and it could well be the former Chelsea man.
Here’s how supporters praised Matic on Twitter.
Been our best player
— AM 🔰 (@Goatial11) January 1, 2020
The team was simply horrible,couldn’t create one decent chance!I dont knw why Greenwood didnt start ahead of Lingard,he didn’t play the last game,also I would pick Williams over Shaw any day!Surprisingly Matic was our best player!New decade and yey who knows where we’re heading🙃
— Rayane Moussallem (@RioMoussallem) January 1, 2020
Sincerely, Matic tried
— Temitope Moses (@viktor_moses) January 1, 2020
Taking off one of our best players this game
— Robtavius*^! (@pcarterrrr) January 1, 2020
Wrong midfielder off
— L🔰 (@Lee_LUHG) January 1, 2020
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matic played well
— hiaham (@killer14798) January 1, 2020
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