Manchester United kicked off the Premier League season in stunning fashion. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils put West Ham to the sword in a 4-0 thumping of the London club, and it was a game that certainly sent out a real message to the rest of the Premier League.
There were a whole host of brilliant individual displays on show, but for my money, the best player on the park was Nemanja Matic. The man from Serbia was just stunning from first minute right until last.
At 29, he brings some experience to the table, but I never expected him to make such an impact on the match. He won tackles galore, got physical with his opponents and even set us on our way going forward due to an excellent range of passing.
I’m stunned that Chelsea let him move to a direct rival without kicking up any sort of fuss whatsoever. He put in a monstrous display, and we have to remind ourselves that he barely had a pre-season.
For my money, this will go down as the signing of the summer. At first, I was a bit sceptical about bringing back the ‘Nemanja, whoah’ chant, but now, I’m all for it.
Check out the best tweets aimed at Nemanja Matic here:
Nemanja Matic. Oh my word. What a player.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) August 13, 2017
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) August 13, 2017
Nemanja Matic is the player I thought Morgan Schneiderlin was.
— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) August 13, 2017
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) August 13, 2017
If Matic is a Chelsea reject then keep em coming pls
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) August 13, 2017
THE perfect start to the season for Manchester United. 2 for Lukaku, Matic in beast mode & a goal for Martial. Perfect!
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) August 13, 2017