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Nemanja Matic needed Cristiano Ronaldo's help to bask in Old Trafford ovation in final appearance

‘It’s nice to say goodbye’: Nemanja Matic reveals Cristiano Ronaldo helped him bask in ‘fantastic’ Old Trafford ovation after 5 years at Manchester United

  • Nemanja Matic needed the help of Cristiano Ronaldo to accepts followers’ applause
  • Matic made final Old Trafford appearance after 5 years at Manchester United
  • The midfielder has been linked with summer time transfer to Italian giants Juventus  
  • Reports additionally recommend a transfer to former boss Jose Mourinho’s Roma is feasible

Nemanja Matic admitted he needed Cristiano Ronaldo‘s persuasion to settle for residence followers’ applause in his final Old Trafford appearance.   

The 33-year-old Serbian worldwide was applauded as he left the pitch in the 71st minute after 5 years with Manchester United

Matic made simply his sixteenth Premier League begin of the season after struggling to set up a spot in the group beneath interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick.

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 Matic revealed he needed Cristiano Ronaldo’s encouragement to settle for spectators’ reward

Matic informed K1 Televizija: ‘I wished to get off the pitch as quickly as attainable, as a result of I do not like to have one thing revolving round me and to be the centre of consideration, however Ronaldo informed me “Wait, what are you doing? Come back!”

‘I really feel nice and it is actually nice to say goodbye to the membership and the followers in such an exquisite manner. There had been 75,000 folks in the stands!

‘I wished to go away a mark at that membership, like Nemanja Vidic, who was the primary to achieve this.

‘But every little thing that’s lovely has an finish. I attempted to put a smile on the face of everybody in Serbia with my sport, and I hope that somebody from our area will proceed this custom.’

Matic was substituted in the 71st minute of his final home game for Manchester United

Matic was substituted in the 71st minute of his final residence sport for Manchester United

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With his United contract expiring on the finish of the season the midfielder has been closely linked with a swap to Italian giants Juventus.

He has reportedly additionally been linked with a transfer to Roma, which might pave the way in which for a reunion with former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Matic has performed extra video games beneath the Portuguese supervisor than another coach however has refused to touch upon his future. 

The midfielder played 159 matches under Jose Mourinho, managing six goals and 11 assists

The midfielder performed 159 matches beneath Jose Mourinho, managing six targets and 11 assists

When requested about his future Matic mentioned: ‘The choices are nonetheless open however what is for certain is that that is my final season at United.

‘I need to end it in the very best manner. We have one other sport on May 22, and after that I’ll decide about the place I’ll proceed my profession.’


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