Manchester United are in over their heads at the moment. The media are now reporting that Erik ten Hag has lost the vast majority of his cabinet. And Nemanja Matic has also come out with a not-so-happy statement at a very inopportune time, speaking out about the Red Devils players’ training morale.
Matic in England
The Serbian defensive midfielder has even transferred to Chelsea twice. The first time was in 2009 from Slovakian side Košice. He spent two years flying around on loan at Vitesse. In the summer of 2011, Lisbon Benfica decided to buy him, paying 5 million euros for the young midfielder. Moreover, he did well in Portugal.
So in 2014, Chelsea came in for the second time and bought the Serb, this time for 25 million euros. At that time, the coach in London was José Mourinho, who managed to win the Premier League (again) with the London big club.
Unfortunately for Matic, the Portuguese coach left Chelsea in 2015 and other interim coaches did not build on the Serbian midfielder. When Mourinho took charge of Manchester United, it was Matic who was high on the list of reinforcements. And so, in 2017, he moved to Old Trafford for almost €45 million.
The approach of the players
At the moment, reports are circulating the internet that Manchester United players do not like the hard and strict hand of the Dutch coach. The training doses, which according to the players are unnecessarily high, are supposed to be beyond their strength, moreover, the players don’t like the way that Hag treats Raphael Varane. We could go on with the problems that plague the Red Devils for a while.
“When I was at Chelsea, all the players were on time, nobody was ever late. But in Manchester it was different, Pogba or Sancho were late almost all the time,” the Serbian midfielder began to tell YU Planet channel his experiences in Manchester. Especially in the situation the red club from Manchester is in, his words are pouring gasoline on the fire.
“We, who went early, were angry, we decided to take a solution. I stuck paper on the wall with names on it and in one season £75,000 was collected in fines for late arrivals. We were going to spend the money on the kicking fees in London, unfortunately Covid came in and we couldn’t do anything like that,” finished Matic.
It was also Cristiano Ronaldo’s approach to training that Cristiano Ronaldo found a problem with in his interview that forced the termination of his contract in England. At the same time, ten Hag is not the first manager to have problems in the Manchester United cabinet, Ralf Ragnick also ran into problems there and Ole Gunnar Solskjær also lost his cabinet.
Thus, if the Red Devils players continue with what they have set up in the cabin, we can assume that the Old Trafford club will never return to the top. Erik ten Hag probably has 2 options at the moment. He will continue with the problem players and the unpleasantness will increase, or he will rebuild the whole team and maybe start with the key players of the current squad. But the question is whether he will get the time from the management to do so.
Source: YU Planet, Premier League, UnitedZone
Motorsport4 days ago
Let’s wrap it up, it’s decided! Verstappen buries his rivals after the first day of F1 testing in Bahrain
Motorsport4 days ago
MotoGP is back! Which stables did best in Qatar and which have a lot of catching up to do?
Football6 days ago
VIDEO: Like Roy Keane? Mason Holgate makes the most brutal tackle of the season! Japan’s Mitoma miraculously escapes uninjured
MMA6 days ago
A historic event in front of 80,000 spectators? Dana White outlined that the UFC is heading to Spain and wants to hold a gala in the famous football stadium!