Man United’s poor 2018/19
The 2018/19 campaign will be one most Manchester United fans will want to forget.
Despite an upsurge in form when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first took over, United still finished the season down in 6th place.
As well as missing out on Champions League football for the forthcoming season, Man United had to watch as their two closest rivals dominate in the league and in Europe.
Manchester City won the domestic treble while Liverpool clinched their 6th Champions League trophy.
The Red Devils also set an unwanted record, conceding their most ever goals in a single Premier League season.
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Matic on his poor form
While no player covered themselves in glory last season for United, Nemanja Matic has since recently opened up on his poor campaign.
The Serbian didn’t look at the level he has previously performed at for both Chelsea and Man United.
When speaking about his season, Matic admitted it hurt and that he is sure the upcoming campaign will be better:
“Of course, it hurt. When I come home, I always look in the mirror and I want to see where I could do better, where I can improve. I wasn’t happy with the performances.
“There were some games that I played great, there were some games I didn’t perform the way I wanted. But this is football. It can’t always be at that high level and I am sure this season is going to be better.” As quoted by the Mirror.
Matic also drew attention to the fact he is having a full pre-season with United this time around:
“I have started this pre-season with the team after three years without pre-season.
“I am sure I will perform in the way I’m used to.” As quoted by the Mirror.
The midfielder missed much of Man United’s pre-season in 2018 after being given an extended break due to him being on Word Cup duty with Serbia.