Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has taken responsibility for the team’s poor performances last season, the UK Mirror reports.
The midfielder played 28 of 38 Premier League games, as United stumbled to a sixth-place finish.
Matic started in both the shocking 4-0 away hammering at Everton and the dismal 1-1 draw at relegated Huddersfield at the end of the season
“Of course, it hurt. When I come home, I always look in the mirror and I want to see where I could do better, where I can improve. I wasn’t happy with the performances.
“There were some games that I played great, there were some games I didn’t perform the way I wanted. But this is football. It can’t always be at that high level and I am sure this season is going to be better,” Matic said.
The Serbian also claimed that his first full pre-season in three years is already paying dividends.
“I have started this pre-season with the team after three years without pre-season.
“I am sure I will perform in the way I’m used to,” he added.