Premier League giants Manchester United are concerned about the injury to midfielder Nemanja Matic, which he picked up in the 4-2 win over Watford yesterday, as he went off in the 54th minute of the game away from home.
The Red Devils have already been trying to improve on their current form and will have major problems if the Serbian international is not fit soon, as they look to win more titles. Though they have won their last couple of games, they have been losing matches in between and have lacked the consistency. As Jose Mourinho’s side are all set to take on Arsenal, in the first of nine matches that they play in the month of December, they really need the services of the former Chelsea man amongst their ranks.
The player was doing well in the match, against the Hornets, till the time he picked up some sort of a ”muscle injury” and signalled straight to his manager that he needed to be taken off immediately. This showcased how severe the injury possibly was, with Matic having to go leave immediately with his team leading the game 3-0 and looking really confident. Mourinho expressed his concern about the injury suggesting that had it not been serious, there was no way that the 29-year-old Serb would not have asked him to be taken off.
“For Matic to tell me he wants to be replaced, he does not do that if it is nothing important. It is muscular,” Mourinho said in quotes reported by the BBC.
“We lost stability when Nemanja Matic had to come out but the important thing is the three points. I saw happiness from the team and played with a free mind.”
There is no doubt that the defence minded midfielder brings stability to the Mourinho’s squad and he will be a huge miss against the Gunners if he does not make it on time for the game at the Emirates.
The two English giants face off against each other on the 2nd of December in north London and both teams will want to take back all three points from the match, as they look to chase down Pep Guardiola’s side, who are flying high in the league at the moment. There is never a dull moment in a game when these two teams meet in the top flight of English football or any other competition as well and things could be really intense once again.