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Nemanja Matic 2018-19 Performances

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5.1 Average rating
38 Appearances
1 Goal
12 Yellow cards
1 Red card
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  1. Jan 19, 2019

    Litch Full Member

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    Did well today, just thought like the rest of the midfield started to look leggy as the game went on....
  2. Jan 19, 2019

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Decent game but he doesn't half get caught on the ball.
  3. Jan 19, 2019

    kundalini Full Member

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    His passing was good today. Several decent cross-field passes to Young in space on the right.

    When he was in miles of space he seemed to get the ball stuck under his foot several times, but recovered in time because he was under no pressure.

    Did well defending at the far post at one of their corners.
  4. Jan 19, 2019

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    He was good today, did his job well.
  5. Jan 19, 2019

    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Thought he was very good. Almost controlling the game. Was able to pick out passes in between the lines.
  6. Jan 19, 2019

    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Really good today, his game in a while. Superb on the ball, played good passes forward and defended well. More of this please.
  7. Jan 19, 2019

    Foxbatt Full Member

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    It was a so so game for him. At one moment he was slipping into the Jose Matic mode. He never looks behind him or know what is going around. A lot of times in the first half Young was completely free on the right without a Brighton player in sight yet Matic continues to play the short passes into congested areas.
    We definitely need a good upgrade on him.
  8. Jan 19, 2019

    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    What he does, he does very well and better than any other option we have in our team. Which is why ole and co didn’t even question his position in the starting line up.
  9. Threadmark: Arsenal 1:3 Man Utd
    Jan 25, 2019

    edgar allan Full Member

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    Brilliant performance tonight, ran tackled passed. Was everywhere. Top class
  10. Jan 25, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    He was ok, couldn't seem to keep track of Ramsey who was his man and wasn't as good on the ball as in the last game.
  11. Jan 25, 2019

    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Was pretty good. Did his job. Granted he was defending more than attacking.
  12. Jan 25, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Becoming more apparent that while he can pass it forward well enough, he really struggles against mobile midfielders. Couldn't track his runners at all tonight, we need a competent back up so he can have a rest every now and then, he's basically been playing nonstop this season.
  13. Jan 25, 2019

    red woppit Full Member

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    Agree. As good as he has been with more forward passes, he does lose his man too regularly for me in a defensive situation. I'm not knocking the guy, I think his legs just don't quite work as well as they used to.
  14. Jan 26, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

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    Think we need to bring in somebody that would allow him to have taken a break from this game.

    He's done well since ole has come in (much improved) but I don't think he will be any better
  15. Jan 26, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I'm genuinely shocked at how much better he's playing right now. It just shows he really was coasting through matches before under Jose.

    It's funny, everybody thought he was jose's man but he was sandbagging worse than everybody. I think he wanted him gone just as much.

    I had to rub my eyes a few times when I saw him sprinting out to Ozil to shut him down. He's finally playing like the Matic we expect.

    I agree though we desperately need another DM to challenge him. He can't play to a high level every week without a rest.
  16. Jan 26, 2019

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Had a decent game, lost Ramsey too often for my liking though. If we continue to play in this manner, we really need to upgrade him with someone more mobile.
  17. Jan 26, 2019

    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    Another very good performance. Matic has been a good signing, and played well for most of his time here. I don't understand why he gets so much stick and lots of people talk like he should be replaced.
  18. Jan 29, 2019

    Mags New Member

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    My main gripe with him is his lack of awareness and inability to correctly judge when he can and can't 'skill' past players. He has had the ball stolen from behind him at least a dozen times this season. You also see him frequently jog back instead of busting a gut. There was an instance last game where it was clear as day that the ball from the left was going to be cut back to the only arsenal player in the box, and he just makes no attempt at all to intercept the pass and walks behind the arsenal player who ended up fluffing his shot anyway I believe. Thankfully he has improved considerably since OGS took over.
  19. Threadmark: Man Utd 2:2 Burnley
    Jan 29, 2019

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

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    Was it me or was he actually quite quick tonight (or are Burnley just slow?) Either way, I thought he was really good.
  20. Jan 29, 2019

    arthurka Full Member

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    Thought he was really on his game tonight.. The second half the best I have seen him play for us.
  21. Jan 29, 2019

    thepolice123 Full Member

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    Had an excellent game. Played mostly in the final third and his ability to hold the ball in tight spaces really shone.
  22. Jan 29, 2019

    Dinghy Full Member

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    It will be probably be overlooked by most as we conceded two goals and dropped points, but he was the best player on the pitch tonight. Excellent second half.
  23. Jan 29, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Some nice attacking play from him in the second half.
  24. Jan 29, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    Played very well.
  25. Jan 29, 2019

    beergod Full Member

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    He was a one man midfield for most of the second half.
  26. Jan 29, 2019

    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    Our best player tonight, has really come on under Solskjaer.
  27. Jan 29, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

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    Great player on his day.
  28. Jan 29, 2019

    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Our best player I thought, his dribbling is so good in tight spaces. His form since Ole took over has been amazing to watch.
  29. Jan 29, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    He played really good. A different player under OGS.
  30. Jan 29, 2019

    E-mal Full Member

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    The only good player today.
  31. Jan 30, 2019

    GM K Full Member

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    He was very good for long spells under Jose. People just never appreciated him and only choose to focus on when he was having a poor patch and also on his slow pace.

    Matic is one of my favourite players. Massively underrated. He often reminds me of Bousquet.
  32. Jan 30, 2019

    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    He was by far our best player I thought, didn’t put a wrong foot the whole match.
    That little dribble when he went past 3 players with such little amount of space was fantasic.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Apart from his couple Nemanja Messi moments he still lacked the ability to ping scholes/pogba/Carrick like passes from his quarterback role. He’d be so much more complete with that
  34. Jan 30, 2019

    SATA Full Member

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    Worried that he's getting overplayed. We really need him in midfield knitting the play together and we have lots of vital games coming up and in March. Fred really needs to step up and do his part, what a waste of a signing so far
  35. Jan 30, 2019

    Wanderlust_09 New Member

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    He had a good game, he's being overplayed currently. But I am not sure we can afford to rest him vs Leicester, a tricky game.
  36. Feb 1, 2019

    staniswin New Member

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    Need more respect from our fanbase because i have been seeing rival fans calling him world class compared to what they have and would gladly swap.
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  37. Feb 1, 2019

    Jibbs New Member

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    Has somebody seen Sander Berge play? From the youtube videos he look like young right footed Matic, could be a good replacement and won't cost more than 30 m.
  38. Feb 1, 2019

    Patrick08 New Member

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    Burnley pressed him well and limited his passing range in the game I felt.
  39. Feb 1, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    We should be playing him in the league only. Once a week is easily manageable and that's by far the most important competition. Our squad can deal with the cups.
  40. Feb 2, 2019

    staniswin New Member

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    Has to do a job for 2 midfielder because Pereira stinking the place out. I saw him busting his guts trying to cover for Pereira getting outrun in Burnley first chance.
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