Nemanja Matic says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must hold himself liable if Man United fails to compete for the Premier League title

Matic joined United from Chelsea in 2017, after spending a significant number of years in London. The midfielder is yet to make a start in this season’s Premier League, after coming on as a substitute to play 22 minutes against Southampton.

Man United currently sit eight in the Premier League table after four games, and trail league leaders Liverpool by seven points.

Ahead of Serbia’s European qualifiers against Portugal, Matic in an exclusive interview told reporters; “the coach must opt for the team will fight for the title and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility, I have been in football for a long time, I have played almost all the games for all the clubs in the last ten years. In order for me to play, one has to sit on the bench and accept that fact, and so do I now”.

Manchester United manager, for the first four games has opted for the partnership of Scott MacTominay and Paul Pogba in central midfield, even though Matic respect that decision, he’s keen to break back into the first eleven.

Matic added “in the first two or three games he picked the team without me, I work so hard as I can. We respect the decision, it’s up to me to show him that he was wrong and to bring me back to where I belong. There’s no problem, I told him I disagreed with him, but that he had to decide the team”.

United return into Premier League action against Leicester City after the International break, in September 14.


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