Nemanja Matic sheds light on Man United confidence after 3-1 win over Huddersfield
The Man United star delivers his verdict on their 3-1 win against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day
Nemanja Matic admitted that the Manchester United team have grown in confidence in their last two Premier League games after their 3-1 win against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.
The Red Devils opted to part company with Jose Mourinho following a 3-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League at Anfield earlier this month.
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins of the Old Trafford side on an interim basis until the end of the Premier League season.
Solskjaer made a winning start to his Manchester United reign following a 5-1 win at Cardiff City in the club’s final Premier League game before Christmas Day.
Manchester United followed up that win with a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town courtesy of goals from Matic and Paul Pogba.
The Serbia international opened his account for the Premier League season after the defensive midfielder made the breakthrough in the 28th minute at Old Trafford.
Pogba stated his second successive Premier League game since Mourinho left the club and the World Cup winner scored twice in the second half to seal three points.
Speaking to BBC Sport after Manchester United’s 3-1 win against Huddersfield at Old Trafford, Matic said:
“After Cardiff, we gained more confidence. It was important to win at our stadium, to bring a smile on the face of our supporters.
“We made some mistakes. We need to see what we can do better. It’s a completely different atmosphere when you win games.
“This club doesn’t accept drawing or losing a game. This is the way we have to try to win the next one.”
On his goal, Matic added: “It’s always important to score early if possible. After that we have more space to play. I’m happy with my goal.”
Manchester United will take on Bournemouth in their next Premier League game on Sunday evening.