Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed he has disagreed with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection, but he has respected the Norwegian’s decision not to start him this season.
The Serbian international had reportedly asked for showdown talks last week after only being named on the bench for the first four games of the Premier League campaign. However, speaking about his future on international duty, Matic said:
“In the first two or three games he (Solskjaer) determined the team without me. I work as hard as I can, we respect the decision, it is mine to show him that he was wrong and to bring me back to where I belong.”
“There is no problem. I told him I disagreed with him, but that he had to decide the team. I have been in football for a long time, I have played almost all the games for all the clubs in the last 10 years.”
With Scott McTominay now ahead of him in the pecking order, Matic will have to be patient and make the most of his chances when he gets them.
The former Chelsea player will likely start in the Europa League against Astana at Old Trafford on the 19th September, while he could also feature in the Carabao Cup versus Rochdale later in the month.
With McTominay having performed very well so far this season, though, it’s currently unlikely that he’ll get his place back in the side on a regular basis.