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BREAKING: Manchester United star to miss start of the season through surgery

Nemanja Matic

According to manager Jose Mourinho, Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the new season after undergoing surgery.[spacer height=”30px”]

The Serbian midfielder joined the united squad, after his exploits at the world cup, on July 22, but he was unable to feature against A C Milan or Liverpool in their most recent friendlies. After the defeat against liverpool, Mourinho told the club’s official website :

“Matic arrived from the world cup holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup.”

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As per ESPN FC’s Rob Dawson, the Serbian midfielder was suffering from an abdominal issue and having had surgery, Matic has returned to England to focus on his recovery.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts as Nemanja Matic of anchester United goes down during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on December 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Losing Matic will be a big blow for Mourinho as he was one of the consistent performers for a somewhat, decent Manchester United side. He made 48 appearances in all competitions, 35 of them coming in the premier league. He compeleted an impressive 2601 passes, 6th highest in the premier league.

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Matic made 64 interceptions in the premier league, 9th overall. Now, the only backup option they have for that position is Andreas Pereira, who has impressed in this pre-season but he might not be the perfect deputy to the 29 year old.[spacer height=”30px”]

The Pre-Season tour has gone from bad to worse for United fans after a painful defeat to Rivals Liverpool. Also, a lot of the first team players have sustained short term or long term injuries mainly Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling. As a result the only first-team players left are Sanchez, Mata, McTominnay, Fred, Darmian and De Gea.

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If I were a Manchester United fan, I would be really worried about how we’ll cope with the current situation in the squad. Many first teamers are not available due to their exploits in the World Cup and above all, they have a friday night fixture to play.

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Also, the general mood around the camp is not the most positive, all due to Mourinho’s criticism of not landing his primary targets which were needed to challenge City. Hopefully, all the world cup stars come to Jose’s rescue or else…… he may become the first to face the sack this season.

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