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Nemanja Matic hits out at ‘disasterous’ criticism of Harry Maguire

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Nemanja Matic has leapt to the help of former Manchester United teammate Harry Maguire, insisting the criticism aimed on the centre-back is ‘a catastrophe’.

Maguire has been a daily goal of abuse from each United followers and rivals for properly over a yr now, with the criticism ramping up in latest weeks after he misplaced his place at membership stage beneath new supervisor Erik ten Hag.

“What persons are doing to him, it’s a catastrophe,” Matic mentioned instructed The Occasions.

“All the things has to have limits and a few of these folks writing on social media, they don’t have their very own lives, so they only have to put in writing unhealthy issues about another person.”

Matic went on to debate his time at United and his eventual departure from the membership final summer season. The 34-year-old midfielder requested to be launched from his contract one yr early, bringing his five-year affiliation with the Purple Devils to an finish in favour of a 3rd link-up with Jose Mourinho, this time at Roma.

“To be trustworthy, I wanted a brand new problem as a result of I by no means began enjoying soccer for cash, it was as a result of I loved being on the pitch,” he mentioned. “I wished to play extra, so as soon as I had the decision from Jose, I used to be fairly certain I made the proper determination.”

He continued: “I’ve to say, everybody within the membership actually did attempt to do their finest. However when issues will not be moving into the proper path, when the outcomes aren’t there, it’s tough, the stress is large, and naturally no one is proud of the performances.

“After I first got here to Chelsea in 2009, there have been 4 or 5 groups who didn’t have the standard to compete. Now, each staff has a prime supervisor and prime gamers. It doesn’t matter what badge you’re carrying, should you don’t play properly, should you’re not properly organised on the pitch, you get punished immediately.”

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