By Dave Marshall
Manchester United fans have taken to social media platform, Twitter to express our happiness at the display of Serbian international midfielder, Nemanja Matic who delivered a man of the match performance in our 2-1 away victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard ensured we were comfortable heading into the second half, but Gareth Barry’s 77th strike ensured we finished the game with more anxiety than we would have liked. Matic delivered a masterclass performance, as he constantly broke opposition play and tried to find his better-placed teammates.
The former Chelsea man has been impressive for us this season given his £40 million summer move, and looked assured on and off the ball as he put a recent injury worry behind him. Alongside Ander Herrera, Matic did his job as ensured we took all three points at a difficult stadium to still keep us in the race for the title. Club fans were effusive in their praise for Matic, and below are some of their best tweets.
Hard work that when it didn't have to be. Great to see @RomeluLukaku9 back in the goals, and Matic has been a superb signing #mufc
— David Porter (@davidporta10) December 17, 2017
Matic was MOTM to me! Overall solid performance today. #MUFC
— POGBOOM! (@ALii_NaQvii) December 17, 2017
Decent that from the boys. Controlled the game from minute 1. Conceded another bad goal from a ser piece but otherwise excellent. Nobody gets near Matic #mufc
— RollersandChasers (@PozRandC) December 17, 2017
Matic brilliant again ?. He's not yet had a bad game for us. Our signing of the season. #MUFC
— Farman Bond (@Farman_Bond007) December 17, 2017
Not a convincing 2nd half but 3 points won deservedly.
Lukaku building up his confidence with another goal.
MOTM should undoubtedly be Matic. He really bossed this game in both halves.
Onwards we march to Carabao Cup. #WBAMUN #MUFC #BPL
— MUFC Retweet King™? (@nanakay4life) December 17, 2017
Another scrappy win!! Second half was bloody awful!! Team scrambled at the end to the get the result!! Matic was brilliant once again!! We have a bunch of players who don't belong in this club!! Expect Jose to ship out more players in the coming windows!! #MUFC
— ArunAshok (@arun661) December 17, 2017
Nemanja Matic MOTM today surely, shielded that defence & put in an enormous work rate for the team. #MUFC
— Adam (@AdamRedDevils20) December 17, 2017
Matic, man of the match in my opinion. Under rated in midfield but was constantly cleaning up for Herrera and was pretty solid in midfield. #MUFC #WBAMUN
— Akshay (@akshayd_mufc) December 17, 2017
Matic man of the match for me #MUFC
— PERFECT HYPOCRITE (@I_AmCicero) December 17, 2017
Matic is a specialist defensive midfielder known as one of the best players in world football in his department. He is widely admired for his power, intelligence and ability to hold on to possession through passing or by holding off opponents. He has won two league titles in the last three years in English football, meaning that he has title winning experience in The Premier League.
United fans, who are known to demand exceptional high standards have taken to Matic for his workrate, committed displays and exceptional quality.