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Matic takes blame for Manchester United defeat to Everton

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Chris Smalling and Nemanja Matic of Manchester United look dejected during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Manchester United was humiliated 4-0 by Everton in today’s English Premier League fixture, and the midfielder says his team lacks leadership.

Everton surprised Manchester United and ended up humiliating the team 4-0 in the English Premier League today.

And for midfielder Nemanja Matic, the truth is his team lacks leadership.

“I think many things didn’t work for us today,” Matic told the Daily Mail.

“The staff prepared the game in the same way that they prepare every game. They showed us every small detail where they can hurt us, but I think the biggest problem was that we didn’t have leaders today on the pitch.”

He added: “In this case me, because I’m one of the most experienced guys in the team, so if we don’t win that battle in the midfield then for the whole team it’s difficult to play. If someone is to blame for this game it’s me.”

“I think various few things, but it is very important to have the right mentality, champions’ mentality in the changing room.”

“It’s easy to say you have the right mentality when you are winning, but when you’re losing the staff need to see what’s wrong, and I’m sure they will analyze everything and they will find the right way to come back,” he continued.

“In these kinds of games, I think the motivation is there, always. This is not a problem for our team to find the motivation in this kind of game,” he said.

“The problem is when you play, I don’t want to say small games, but teams that aren’t in the top six. Also last season we had some troubles against the teams who are in the middle of the table or who are fighting to avoid relegation.”