Chelsea mistake? Nemanja Matic’s Man United impact assessed on MOTD

Chelsea, Man United & Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic was superb in his Man United debut on Sunday.

Will Chelsea fans be ruing his departure all season long?

Playing in the centre of the park, Matic gave United stability and control of the gave against the Hammers.

Have Chelsea been robbed selling Matic for just £40 million?

Assessed on MOTD

Matic’s performance against the Hammers was picked apart on Match of the Day.

The panel gushed about how he’s strengthen Man United’s XI from the get-go.

Matic was hailed for “dictating” the play against the Irons, which in turn gave licence to the likes of Marcus Rashford to make more of an impact up the field.

Matic: Man of the Match

It’s also worth noting that Matic was voted Man of the Match by United fans.

The super Serb collected 74 per cent of the Twitter vote to finish well clear of his fellow team mates Romelu Lukaku (17%) and Paul Pogba (9%).

Digging into his stats, Matic made more passes (69) and covered more distance (11.41 km) than anybody else on the pitch.

‘Best performance under Mourinho’

So will Man United now win the Premier League?

That’s unclear, what the Match of the Day talking-heads believe the performance against West Ham was the best United have produced since the Special One arrived at Old Trafford.


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