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Nemanja Matic 2018-19 Performances

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4.7 Average rating
19 Appearances
7 Yellow cards
1 Red card
  1. Nov 30, 2018

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Looking forward to another masterpiece of his vs Southampton
  2. Nov 30, 2018

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    He's only 30. His legs shouldn't have gone completely yet. I didn't think he was nearly as good as people said last season but there's no way he should be performing at this level. He seems to lose the ball a lot more now which was one of his greatest strengths as a player.
  3. Dec 1, 2018

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    Starts again.
    This is a manager without credibility.
  4. Dec 1, 2018

    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    At least he’s at CB and won’t impede our build-up play.
  5. Dec 1, 2018

    Mick321 Full Member

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    Even if he was playing great it surely doesn't make sense to keep running him in to the ground?! It'll only hurt him and us, it's fecking weird.
  6. Dec 1, 2018

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    He’ll have to run for that to happen.
  7. Dec 1, 2018

    Ekeke Full Member

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    We'll have to see where he plays. Last time McTominay played he was at CB although that was in a 3. Fellaini has also played a semi CB role. Matic has not yet. So until I see him standing at CB I'm going to assume its something we've tried before
  8. Threadmark: Southampton 2:2 Man Utd
    Dec 2, 2018

    Sylar Full Member

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    Should be renamed probleMatic
  9. Dec 2, 2018

    yfoFC Full Member

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    Lack of activity in this thread shows just how much united fans have become numbed to this guy getting automatic starts.

    There is only a limited amount of time you can scream "drop matic" before indifference sets in.
  10. Dec 2, 2018

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    underrated post

    2 post post Soton - says it all. We'e resigned to him being shit & undroppable.
  11. Dec 2, 2018

    settembrini Full Member

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    He has started 17 of our last 18 fixtures. He missed Wolves because he was suspended after getting himself sent off against Watford. Looking at this forum's player ratings he has scored below the team average in every single game. He has also been rated one of our worst 3 players in each of our last 9 games.

    The only comparably bad run of form by a United player since the player ratings were introduced is Rooney under Van Gaal. He was even worse more often (rated our worst player an incredible 11 times in 21 games) but very occasionally managed a performance which was in line or better than his team mates. Matic is essentially a guaranteed bad performance every time Mourinho picks him, which is every game he can.
  12. Dec 2, 2018

    NoLogo Full Member

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    Crap player. Makes Pogba look like Kanté when it comes to agility and pace.
  13. Dec 2, 2018

    steakpie New Member

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    He is like the defensive version of Berbatov. Seems to play the game like a kick a round with his mates while he is hungover.
  14. Dec 2, 2018

    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    I don't even blame Matic, the manager should have the sense to give him a spell out of the team. His performances are on Mourinho.
  15. Dec 2, 2018

    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    ‘Performances’.
  16. Dec 2, 2018

    Backrow Singer Full Member

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    He’s a better player than he’s showing at the minute in my opinion. His performances of late haven’t displayed him at his best.

    He needs a spell out of the team. Surely the objective is to get all of our players playing to their full potential. Is that not a fair statement to make? We’re not playing him to form, it’s not worked. Give him a couple of games off, try something different and bring him back if needed and see if he’s playing any better. You can’t play as many full, back to back games as he has and be at your best.
  17. Dec 2, 2018

    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

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    He's nothing like Berbatov. Berbatov was more of a 'too much quality to be arsed' case, can you say that about Matic?
  18. Dec 2, 2018

    charlie C New Member

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    I think you are now seeing why a lot of us Chelsea fans weren't over bothered about 'strengthening' a rival when the rest of the football world said we were daft. We've a good Brazilian winger you can have in January,50m and he's yours:rolleyes:
  19. Dec 2, 2018

    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    The fact that Bakayoko is who Chelsea got to replace him and his first few decent months has meant that he’s avoided scrutiny for too long. Finally the fans have caught on, but I haven’t seen much in the media about Matic. He’s hovering around Lukaku levels of shiteness. The worst CM I’ve seen at this club. Can’t defend, pass, press or even close off passing lanes. Literally serves no purpose out on the pitch.
  20. Dec 2, 2018

    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    When he first came, he was mobile. It's possible the state of the team has depressed him. Maybe our players going into the dressing, look round and depress the hell out of each other. He needs to become more mobile. He's not an old man.
  21. Dec 3, 2018

    Foxbatt Full Member

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    I thought that seeing the mug of Moyes on TV was depressing. Now seeing the mug of Jose on TV gets me depressed. Imagine how the players feel when they see the real thing?
    That said Matic needs to be dropped.
  22. Dec 3, 2018

    Seij Full Member

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    Maybe once he's realized he'll start no matter what as long as he's one of Mourinho's "Lieutenants", he's lost his motivation to work hard.
  23. Dec 3, 2018

    Jig1234 Full Member

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    Lucas Torreira is the player Mourinho thinks Matic is.
  24. Dec 3, 2018

    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    The first goal we scored last season was created by Matic harrying the West Ham player in possession, Rashford carrying the loose ball and playing Lukaku through for the finish. Can you imagine him doing that today?
  25. Dec 3, 2018

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Can we not have that Belgian one instead? We'll have him for £50m ;)
  26. Threadmark: Man Utd 2:2 Arsenal
    Dec 5, 2018

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Didn't make me want to vomit

    So on that basis, probably deserved his MotM
  27. Dec 5, 2018

    arnie_ni Full Member

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    Only see last 15 mins and he must have lost the ball 3 times.

    One he dithered on the edge of their box and a forward or attaching midfielder jogged back and knicked the ball starting a counter for arsenal
  28. Dec 5, 2018

    Oldham Full Member

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    Finally the real Matic tonight
  29. Dec 5, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    McMannanaman with that scouse humour giving himj MOTM, he wasn't as shit due to Herrera covering so much ground for him, but he wasn't good either unless your standards are rock bottom.
  30. Dec 5, 2018

    Red_Aaron Full Member

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    Don't agree with the motm award at all.
    He was still the biggest culprit when it comes to unnecessary backwards passing, and the trend spreads especially among the defence.

    I don't get it because he's actually very good at turning his man and creating space for a pass but he's constantly checking back and making a safe pass

    Frustrating
  31. Dec 5, 2018

    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Less shit than usual. Progress.
  32. Dec 5, 2018

    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    It's quiet in here tonight...weird.
  33. Dec 5, 2018

    Foxbatt Full Member

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    He was terrible as usual and just jogging about without any care in the world. The fact we had a back three and two full backs and Herrera running like a mad dog saved his arse.
  34. Dec 5, 2018

    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers. Verified Moaner

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    He was back to last seasons performance tonight. That shouldn’t make him a sure bet to start games though. A very mediocre player with no creative nature.
  35. Dec 5, 2018

    R'hllor Full Member

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    Not really, most expressed their opinions in other threads, he has no place in starting XI, guess tonight being 2-3/10 instead usual 1/10 is a improvement, totally earned his spot for next game.
  36. Dec 5, 2018

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    He was mediocre. He still took way too many touches, and should have released the ball faster, but he did not go to.sleep.at tracking runners at least. Progress.

    Him getting MOTM was a joke though.
  37. Dec 5, 2018

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    There was not a player on the pitch that had a great game. Both teams lack quality. Both very poor teams.
  38. Dec 5, 2018

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    Much better tonight as in he didn't leave us wide open, but it's clear he's unable to keep up with the game anymore.
  39. Dec 5, 2018

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    We have some good quality players, unfortunately our manager is clueless. Some of them can't even get on the bench, while he persists with mediocrity.
  40. Dec 5, 2018

    Red Royal New Member

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    He played well... still needs a rest though. Xmas period could really finish him!