Nemanja Matic opens up on Man United’s title hopes

Nemanja Matic has his say on Man United's stuttering start to the new season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Nemanja Matic
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic Photo: MUTV

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic believes that it is far too early to rule the club out of a title challenge, despite a poor start.

Matic made his return to action against Tottenham last month but was unable to prevent the team falling to a 3-0 defeat.

He missed the team’s 3-2 loss against Brighton a week earlier and the opening game of the season against Leicester City but starred in their 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday.

It has been a real mixed bag for Manchester United in the early stages of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, amid reports of a discord between manager Jose Mourinho and the players, along with unrest in the boardroom.

However, Matic insists that the team can still turn the situation around with the season still very much in its infancy.

He told MUTV: “It’s still to early to say something. We will see in March where we are because in March you can see who is fighting for the title, who is not and who is fighting for the top four, so it’s still too early.”

The international break has given the Manchester United players a chance to lick their wounds but with a trip to Vicarage Road to play Watford on the horizon, it is vital that they stay focused in training.

Watford have won all of their games to currently sit joint top of the league table and as such, they represent a huge challenge for Mourinho’s men as they bid to bounce back and re-ignite their title challenge.

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