Manchester United star Nemanja Matic has maybe not obtained as a lot reward as he ought to have for his function within the excellent victory over Southampton.
The skilled Serbian was thrown again into the beginning XI tasked with defending his defence in a 4-4-2 diamond formation.
United discovered themselves 2-0 down on the break after some questionable defensive errors however roared again within the second half to finish a exceptional 3-2 comeback victory impressed by Edinson Cavani.
The gifted Uruguayan deservedly made all of the headlines however Matic performed an important function in guaranteeing the three factors too.
The previous Chelsea man has been ignored somewhat with Fred and Scott McTominay usually chosen forward of him however maybe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will rethink altering his plans for future fixtures.
Nemanja Matic vs. Southampton:
◉ Most ball recoveries (15)
◉ Most interceptions (5)
= Most tackles (4)
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It’s remarkably encouraging to see him high the charts in these defensive facets of the sport, notably as he was the only real defensive-midfielder within the aspect and it was basically his essential process.
Nonetheless, what’s arguably probably the most gorgeous of the stats is the sheer quantity of recoveries he’s made as 15 is a ridiculously excessive quantity.
There will probably be query marks over Matic and the squad’s first-half efficiency however there’s little question he, in addition to his teammates, got here out firing within the second-half.
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