Nemanja Matic says Man Utd fans “deserve much better” in grovelling apology

The Serbian international has refused to wallow after Manchester United suffered another defeat – this time at the hands of Leicester City at the King Power Stadium

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has apologised to the Red Devils fanbase after United fell to a 4-2 defeat by LeicesterCity at the King Power Stadium.


United have endured a dismal run of form in recent weeks – winning just two of their last seven, sparking intense speculation over the future of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The run has also led many to write off United's title hopes as they currently languish as low as sixth as things stand, five points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

However, Serbian international Matic claims the Red Devils are still very much in the race for what would be the club's 21st league title.

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"We are sorry for them [the supporters],” grovelled Matic. "They support us, especially away [and] they are top. They deserve much, much better than this.

"We will do our best to make them happy in the future. But we have 14 points – we are still in the title race.

"We don’t want to give up until the end."

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United took the lead courtesy of a stunning strike from Mason Greenwood, but a dramatic final 15 minutes saw Brendan Rodgers ' side secure all three points.

Matic went on to give fans an insight into what the morale is like within United's ranks at the moment.

"Of course, we are disappointed," the 32-year-old explained. “Everyone is sad, everyone is with their head down at the moment.

"But when you play for Man United, if you don’t win the game of course you are disappointed, but we have to stick together."

Matic did issue a motivating rally cry as United are about to embark on a daunting run of fixtures.

"It’s time to stick together, to analyse this game as soon as possible, then to think about the next one, which is in three or four days against a very good side, Atalanta.

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Nemanja Matic endured a difficult afternoon at the King Power Stadium against Leicester City

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"It’s also going to be hard. We are very disappointed, but I think that, in the future, we will show we are much better than this."

The manner of the defeat against the Foxes will be what frustrates Solskjaer most, given Jamie Vardy's decisive third goal came just seconds after Marcus Rashford made it 2-2.

United's next league outing comes in the form of a home clash with fierce rivals Liverpool – who have started the season in stellar fashion, yet to lose a game.

It is the first of a number of upcoming clashes against fellow 'big six' opposition, with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur coming just six days after.

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