Defeating Tottenham, MU knows who is the next rookie to dock at OTF
13 Mar 2022 | 05:27 | Football
Nemanja Matic’s classy shot against Spurs
Man Utd just had a difficult match against Tottenham. Twice taking the lead, the Red Devils were equalized by Spurs.
Thanks to the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo, Man Utd won all 3 points.
Ronaldo and Fred are the two best factors of Man Utd this match. But it is impossible not to mention Nemanja Matic.
Arranged in the role of a deep midfielder, Matic held the midfield quite well, creating conditions for Fred to comfortably rise.
In Man Utd’s second goal, Matic’s attack is huge.
Accordingly, from the midfield area, Matic launched a pass that crossed the line, bringing the ball smoothly to Jadon Sancho’s position.
The ball went well enough for Sancho to cross down and stretch inwards.
Ronaldo’s task then became easier than ever. Remember, Man Utd is lacking a midfielder who can launch dangerous, progressive passes like Matic.
With Matic wrapped up in the back, Fred had a great game when he was released from the defensive role.
Unfortunately, Matic is old, not strong enough to play for 90 minutes. Fitness is the problem that prevents Matic from contributing to the Red Devils. Matic had 2 successful long passes, 4 hand-to-hand disputes, 3 accurate tackles, 2 interceptions and achieved a pass accuracy rate of 95% in this match.
It’s crazy to know that Man Utd did not bring in a player in position 6 like Matic last time. And this summer transfer window is an opportunity for the Red Devils to correct their mistakes. They need a player like Matic to build their play, create a more flexible approach to the opponent’s goal.