Things haven't been going well for Nemanja Matic lately, as the midfielder has fallen out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pecking order and has only made one appearance as a substitute for Manchester United this season.
Matic was one of Jose Mourinho's go-to-guys, but it looks like the team's new boss isn't quite fond of his talents, and he didn't hesitate a single bit to talk about his frustrations.
The Serbian addressed the media ahead oh his clash vs. Portugal for the Euro 2020 qualifiers, stating he disagrees with Solskjaer's decision to snub him from the team's starting XI:
"In the first two or three games he determined the team without me. I work as hard as I can, we respect the decision, it is up to me to show him that he was wrong and to bring me back to where I belong. There is no problem. I told him I disagreed with him, but that he had to decide the team," Matic told the media, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Moreover, the 31-year-old went on to state that, even though he'll accept his role with the team going forward, Solskjaer will be the one to blame in the case United don't fight for the title this season:
"I have been in soccer for a long time, I have played almost all the games for all the clubs in the last 10 years. In order for me to play, one had to sit on the bench and accept that fact, and so do I now. The coach must opt for the team that will fight for the title, and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility," he concluded.
Matic has only been on the pitch 22 minutes this season and he'll be a prime candidate to leave the team in January if this situation doesn't change any time soon.