Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has spoken about the club’s most important game of the season – and pinpointed it as the clash with Sevilla as the club’s key fixture this season, and it seems he thinks the win over Liverpool can help the club build on everything they’ve done well this season and make sure they end the season well – and go as far in the Champions League as possible.
He was asked about the win over Liverpool, and said: “It was very important.
“Very important for our confidence to win this sort of game. We won against Chelsea and of course (on Saturday), so confidence will be on a high level, for sure.
“We have to see what we did well to continue like this. We have to know where we made mistakes to improve.
“The next game is very important for us, maybe the most important game of the season. We have to beat Sevilla to go through, so we give our best.
“We managed to score two very quick goals thanks to Marcus Rashford.
“It was a great first half, especially.
“After that, we tried to defend our advantage, which we managed to do. We had also the in the first half (a chance) to finish the game and make it 3-0 but we didn’t use our chance.
“They didn’t use some chances also but, in the end, the most important thing is three points.
The win may have been a team effort, but Matic has made it very clear one player has been huge for the side of late – Scott McTominay, who he thinks is someone that is made for Man United and the Premier League – working so hard for the team and making sure he does nothing but fight for the win.
It’s in direct contrast to Paul Pogba, who clearly doesn’t do enough to impress Jose Mourinho or many fans, and has been shown up by the young star.
“Scott is fantastic,” Matic added. “It is a joy to play next to him. He fights for the team, he runs a lot.
“He plays like he already played five or six years in the Premier League, but he’s still young.
“He’s fantastic. He was one of the best players on the pitch, so I am happy that we have him in the team, and he needs to continue in this way.”