Manchester United Football Club are now back within touching distance of the Premier League’s top four, with the Red Devils continuing their thirteen game unbeaten streak.
Sheffield United could have been a tough test but in the end, United made light work of Chris Wilder’s men and ran out 3-0 winners. From the first minute, the 20-time Premier League champions felt in complete control of the situation – thanks to a stunning Anthony Martial hat-trick.
Sure, the French forward is getting praised endlessly this morning and rightly so. However, I’d like to give some credit to Nemanja Matic. The Serb had lost his place in the side to Scott McTominay, and I thought his time at Old Trafford was over. I was wrong…
Since McTominay’s injury on Boxing Day, Matic has been absolutely sublime and yesterday evening’s game was no different. Matic goes about his business quietly, but his overall importance cannot be understated.
Tough in the tackle, positionally excellent, mopping up the dirty work and protecting the backline. Matic is that fifth defensive player within the team, who allows Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to showcase their talents further up the field. Simply put, he was outstanding yesterday.
As you’d expect, United fans took to Twitter in their droves to heap the praise on the Reds star and rightly so, too. We’ve compiled out favourite reactions here: