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Nemanja Matic 2018-19 Performances

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5.2 Average rating
35 Appearances
1 Goal
12 Yellow cards
1 Red card
  1. Feb 9, 2019

    RedIan Full Member

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    Great game, a very under appreciated player imo. We would miss him if he wasnt there allowing Pogba that freedom.
  2. Feb 9, 2019

    Johan07 Full Member

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    I was one of those who was really worried about how he would do in a more offensive and high-press setup. But he has been excellent so far since OGS took over. He was good today again. Respect.
  3. Feb 9, 2019

    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Never gave up from him and now i am glad because of that. He is playing great. New player under Ole.
  4. Feb 10, 2019

    kundalini Full Member

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    I thought he had a poor first half, presented them with a decent chance clearing the ball right into the danger area, Schurrle's shot deflected over, then booked before half-time. Much better in the 2nd half.
  5. Feb 10, 2019

    Wayne's World Full Member

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    Most improved player under Ole (We all knew how good Rashford and Pogba can be) but I didn't see it in him. Thought he was finished but he's been very impressive since Mourinho has left
  6. Feb 10, 2019

    Minimalist Full Member

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    Him, Herrera and Pogba are some unit.
  7. Feb 10, 2019

    Isotope Full Member

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    Called it before that Matic would take an important role in this team.

    He's clearly a very good player, but expected to be a "Makelele" under Mourinho. His similarity to Carrick is uncanny. He doesn't have Carrick passing range and playmaking, but is a bit more skillful on the ball, and a lot more physical when pressing.
  8. Feb 10, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

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    Great player to have in such form. His combination with Herrera brings the best out of each other and provide good base for Pogba to attack.

    He's top notch in building from the back and passing when we're controlling the ball.
  9. Feb 10, 2019

    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    We just have to hope he never runs out of steam later this season
  10. Feb 10, 2019

    Aint gota Kalou Full Member

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    Really hope he doesn't run out of steam. Showing great form and is now one of our most important players. His phyiscal ability and his dribbling is really underrated.
  11. Feb 10, 2019

    red woppit Full Member

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    He has bags of experience, and has looked so much better during Ole's reign. The only thing I worry about is his covering the back four. He tends to let players run past him into attacking positions, and very often when he does track back, he is invariably half a yard behind. I think this position is one we need to rectify during the summer. I have no doubt that Matic can go on another season, but he has 'run out of steam' before, so needs to be managed correctly. Don't think we have a like for like player to drop into his position, but if we played 4-4-2, with 3 Cm's and Pogba as a 10, then that could make the team more solid. Both full backs would need to attack a lot more for this to work properly.
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    Feb 12, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    He had some decent moments but I think the midfield 3 of him, Herrera and Pogba lacks the all round mobility against teams like this, they had 2 in there against our 3 for the most part but the movement to recieve the ball from Maquinhos and Verratti meant they were able to create a quicker tempo to their play.
  13. Feb 12, 2019

    Welbeckham Full Member

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    In fault for their winning goal. I still think he is one that should be replaced. Too slow, sloppy and error prone.
  14. Feb 12, 2019

    arnie_ni Full Member

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    Brilliant first half. Disgrace for the opening goal
  15. Feb 12, 2019

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    Yeah, we need to try something different now. He should be a squad player, not a starter.
  16. Feb 12, 2019

    Based Adnan New Member

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    Has always been shocking from set pieces which is strange because he's bloody massive

    Thought he was among our better outfield players aside from that but the mistake cost us big time as we attacked more after which ended up in us conceding the 2nd.
  17. Feb 12, 2019

    Minimalist Full Member

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    Probably my MOTM for United, despite the first goal. Him and Herrera were actually really good in spite of the one-way traffic.
  18. Feb 12, 2019

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Despite the criminal decision to stop marking at the corner, I actually though he was decent. He is a bit immobile but in possession was tidy and is able to hold onto the ball really well
  19. Feb 12, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    :houllier:

    Man of the match? Poorest out of the three for me.
  20. Feb 12, 2019

    Treble Full Member

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    True. Matic and Pogba aren't the best pressing unit out there and not the most press-resistent either. Going through this midfield isn't hard for quality teams.
  21. Feb 12, 2019

    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    He was very good. Apart from the goal, which was just terrible. And such an avoidable error pretty much cancels out his good performance. Shame.

    How can someone so massive be so shit at set pieces. His positioning is good, and when he actually wins headers he makes good contact. But he just freezes. It's baffling.
  22. Feb 12, 2019

    Minimalist Full Member

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    Jesus no. Pogba was dreadful.
  23. Feb 12, 2019

    edcunited1878 Full Member

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    Shame his mental lapse for the goal will take away from his performance tonight. It was the best of the central midfield players. Able to carry the ball forward into space, which was given to him and Ander with Pogba left with nothing for the majority of the match. Sprayed some good balls out wide as well and tried to keep the ball moving at a good tempo.
  24. Feb 12, 2019

    ash_86 Full Member

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    Has Matic been good under Ole? Sadly i don't rate him anywhere near what people are rating him in here. I feel Matic slows us down.
  25. Feb 12, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Direct fault for first goal, got caught on the counter for second goal in the middle. Team's know he is our weak link without the ball, you get at him quickly and play around him quickly, he has zero influence in controlling the play.

    Passed it sideways on the ball and not forwards, and was taking too much time on the ball when he had to set our tempo in possession specially when going behind.
  26. Feb 12, 2019

    Kostov Full Member

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    Dreadful for the goal, and it’s not the first time he loses his player on set piece and it costs us.
  27. Feb 12, 2019

    Slevs likes to play with penises

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    Nemanja :(
  28. Feb 12, 2019

    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    Another inspired Mourinho signing that needs replacing.
  29. Feb 12, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Surely.
  30. Feb 12, 2019

    Kag Full Member

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    He was actually very good up until the mistake at the corner. Just mentioning this as idiots will refuse to register it.
  31. Feb 12, 2019

    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    I really thought he is improving, and he actually played quite well, but senior player and defensive player can't lose a player like that. It's incredible how many goals we have conceeded because of him this season.
  32. Feb 12, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    He was fine apart from the goal. He has a habit of switching off on set pieces for some reason.
  33. Feb 12, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Sadly the game is 90 mins. Though I would not say very good until the first goal as well. He was okay as expected, but he runs out of steam pretty quickly.
  34. Feb 12, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

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    I thought he was fantastic first half. Did well to get us going forward

    However him just stopping and allowing their man to score killed us
  35. Feb 12, 2019

    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    I was always a Carrick fan, so I wonder if the people who gave him stick in his time at United looks at Matic and realises what an excellent player Carrick was.
  36. Feb 12, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

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    He was good in first half, switched off completely in second one.
  37. Feb 12, 2019

    kundalini Full Member

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    Started off looking like our best performer, then got a bit careless late in the first half. At fault for their goal from a corner as he failed to mark his man. Most of his passing, tackles and interceptions was decent.
  38. Feb 12, 2019

    Grande Full Member

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    Yes, he has been one of the most important players, hence why Solskjær (and Carrick) let’s everybody rest except him, even though we all know he needs it. I think Carrick is one to understand the importance and influence of Matic.
  39. Feb 12, 2019

    Charles Miller Full Member

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    Apart from one mistake he was good in fact.
  40. Feb 12, 2019

    Bobski Full Member

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    Started really well, easily our best player in the first 30. Once it became clear that Pogba was being allowed no space I wanted him to take more responsibility in looking for penetrative passes. That is where a Carrick was so invaluable, brilliant at the continuity game but also had the range and vision to play the ball into dangerous areas when needed.