Nemanja Matic has declared he has no issue with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite being dropped from the starting team and liking a critical Instagram post.
Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay have started Man United's opening four Premier League games in place of Matic this season. In the aftermath of the club's 1-1 draw last weekend, he liked a comment criticising the United boss for not playing him.
Nemanja Matic has liked this comment on Instagram pic.twitter.com/v9zIWbXBfH
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 31, 2019
Speaking to reporters ahead of Serbia's Nations League game against Portugal, the 31-year-old insisted he was focused on forcing his way back in.
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 mine 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.
He went on to add that he 'accepts the fact' that he has to sit on the bench for now.
"I have been in football 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."