The ‘Nemanja Matic lounge’
Man United fans are enjoying a handful of social media updates on Thursday.
All of a sudden a ‘Nemanja Matic lounge’ has been set up at Carrington.
Matic revealed the new room on Instagram alongside Jose Mourinho with the caption: “Boss joins me for a coffee in the Matic lounge”
Later Romelu Lukaku posted a vide on Instagram also joining in with the joke.
For the record, we’re not really sure what the ‘Nemanja Matic lounge’ is all about.
We presume it relates to some inside joke in the Red Devils squad.
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Nemanja Matic vs Crystal Palace
Of course, Nemanja Matic has been the main man for Man United this week.
That’s after he scored an injury time winner at Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Matic scored a rare goal with a stunning half-volley, as United sunk the Eagles 3-2 at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace had been 2-up in the game before the United comeback.
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Man United vs Liverpool
The ‘Nemanja Matic lounge’ reflects the mood in the United camp heading into Saturday’s huge game against Liverpool.
Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw by Porto on Tuesday night in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie. To be fair to the Reds, the tie was already over after Liverpool won the first leg that finished 5-0.
The draw extends Liverpool’s unbeaten run to seven matches.
Manchester United had the week off, with their Champions League second leg coming up next week.
On Monday, Jose Mourinho’s side came from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park. Chris Smalling began the comeback in the second half before Romelu Lukaku levelled the scores. An absolute screamer from Nemanja Matic secured the win deep into stoppage time.
Liverpool begin the weekend two points below Manchester United and require a win to leapfrog the Red Devils in second position.
Manchester United boast the second best home record in the league this season as well as the best defensive home record, having conceded just six league goals at Old Trafford this campaign.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, have the second best away record in the division.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in October’s reverse fixture at Anfield.