Nemanja Matic has had a great start to his Manchester United career. He has started alongside by Paul Pogba in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The introduction of the Serbian has seen United scored 10 goals and yield none in their initial three games.
Jose Mourinho is also expected to use 4-3-3 and 3-5-2 formations in big and competitive games, depending on the opposition and in both the formations. Matic though fits in perfectly in every system Jose has to play.
In his initial three games, Matic was excellent defensively but his commitment and commitment going ahead was what emerged.
Particularly in his first game against West-Ham, Matic dominated and commanded the mid-field in the focal point which allowed Pogba to endeavor forward. He finished the most number of passes, attempted the most number of take-ons.
He finished the most number of passes, attempted the most number of take-on and was granted the man of the match in a 4-0 victory. It is clear, that Mourinho’s first choice mid field players in a 4-2-3-1 formation would be Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
But in big games, Mourinho will pick more assurance and will play the additional midfielder or he may use 3-5-2 formation which Manchester United practiced extensively in pre season tour.
Nemanja Matic won Premier League for the second time with Chelsea playing in front of a back three. The Serbian clearly understands his part in the 3-5-2 formation. Furthermore, if Mourhino decides to play 4-3-3, Matic would play as the deepest midfielder out of three. Ander Herrera could support him and Paul Pogba could venture further forward for the Red Devils.
Straightaway, Nemanja Matic has turned out to be one of Jose Mourinho’s key player.