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‘Chelsea fans were right’ – These Man Utd fans slam key figure after first-half display at Bournemouth

Man Utd were outplayed for most of the first half against Bournemouth on Saturday, and one player in particular came under fire from many supporters.

The hosts seemed to bypass the United midfield with ease which in turn left the defence exposed on several occasions, particularly with Bournemouth’s quick, sharp passing in mind.

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A big problem in that was Matic’s inability to keep up with the pace of the game, while he was also singled out for Bournemouth’s goal as Man Utd were carved open down their left flank before Callum Wilson tapped home.

The Serbian international has undoubtedly been an influential figure at times for the Red Devils, but it clearly isn’t a new problem in the opinion of the fans below, as they have raised real concerns over his lack of solidity in midfield.

Whether it’s a case of age catching up with the 30-year-old and he isn’t able to cover ground like he did at Chelsea or perhaps an issue with how Jose Mourinho sets his team up and leaves him exposed. Something clearly isn’t working, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

While Anthony Martial bagged an equaliser to give United a chance of taking something away from the game, the issues in midfield and defence will continue to be a problem for Mourinho, both in this game and moving forward.

That’s now 18 goals conceded in just 11 league games this season, as they are simply too easy to break down.

While Chelsea fans would have seen signs of a decline when Matic was sold, it appears as though their prediction is now coming true…

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