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Nemanja Matic Denies Reports Of Rifts With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic has denied the reports of any rift between him and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Matic has managed to bag only 22 minutes playing time this season under Solskjaer, who took over the Red Devils as their permanent boss this season.

The holding midfielder made his first appearance for the Old Trafford side last week when he came off the bench against Southampton in the second half of the game.

It is very clear that Matic is not in Solskjaer’s first-team plans as of now as the latter prefers the duo of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

The Serbia international spoke to the reporters about the issue ahead of his nations Euro 2020 qualifier against Portugal on Saturday:

“In the first two or three games he 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.”

Matic further went on to say:

“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.

“In order for me to play, one had to sit on the bench and accept that fact, and so do I now. The coach must opt for the team that will fight for the title, and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility.”

The 31-year-old is preparing to return to national duty since the country’s 2-1 win over Montenegro in the UEFA Nationals League in November 2018.

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