Manchester United lost 2-0 against Arsenal in the English Premier League clash on Wednesday and a lot of Manchester United fans were furious over the team’s performance. Nemanja Matic was one of the poorest performers on the pitch for the Red Devils and was slammed by the fans on Twitter.
Much was expected from the resurgent Manchester United side after they comfortably beat Burnley 2-0 last Saturday, however, things played out quite differently for the disbelief of many Man Utd fans at the Emirates Stadium.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer changed his starting lineup bit for the away game, however, many fans believe that Manchester United lack some serious quality in the midfield where they are neither able to regain possession while defending nor complete the crucial passes going forward. As a result, Manchester United players were totally dominated by their Arsenal counterparts during the game.
Matic kept his place in the team after a composed display at Turf Moore, but things were not so comfortable for him in the early stages of the clash with Arsenal, who managed to score twice before the halftime break.
Matic, thus, was criticized by several United fans.
Watch Matic play. He's taking up very strange positions, almost ghosting this game. He's lost possession 7 times, not made a single successful tackle and has 75% passing accuracy.
Not having McTominay in this game is a HUGE miss.
— UtdArena. (@utdarena) 1 January 2020
Matic playing exactly how I expect Matic to play when it's not against a Burnley type midfield, slow and the game happens around him. #mufc
— Kea Sebesho (@Big_Keezy) 1 January 2020
United is being let down by Matic, and it's not by his own doing. The whole basis of United with Ole supposedly at the wheel is that it's a aggressive press with dynamic pivots. Matic is assured on the ball and strong in tackles, but he's far to slow for the team… #MUwoes
— Nkateko Mathe (@nkatekomathe) 1 January 2020
We need to buy so that we don’t miss key players like McTominay so much, Matic is just not up to the job. If we don’t sort this in January it has to be considered a huge failure by the board.
— James Kenny 🔰 (@JamesyCantona) 1 January 2020
Matic doddles on the ball so much. Lingard’s passing and heading has been incredibly weak and short.
Maguire a bit suspect and Shaw walking around again.
Fred’s been made a passenger because the 2 around him aren’t up to scratch.
James looks poor too tonight.
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) 1 January 2020
Matic should be sold ASAP. He offers nothing going forward. How Lingard gets game time in this team is beyond me. A dead Mata better than him. No ball passer in the middle of the park. If I were woodward I’ll break the bank to sign Eriksen or Madison in the summer
— HighBerrY (@instinct57vm) 1 January 2020
What’s your opinion on Manchester United’s display against Arsenal tonight?