Toure says Manchester United’s out-of-favour player was complicated to play against

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Manchester City legend Yaya Toure said that Nemanja Matic was hard to play against.

Yaya Toure played facing the Serb a couple of times when the latter was at Chelsea and Manchester United. The former Ivorian international said that notwithstanding lacking pace, Nemanja Matic had the strength and was smart.

As quoted by the Mirror, Yaya Toure replied: “Nemanja Matic was complicated. He’s not quick, but he’s so strong, clever. All the rest of the opponents, because I always looked at them carefully before games, I get their weakness.”

Nemanja Matic was a regular at Man United during his first two campaigns but has fallen down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this time. The Serbian international is currently injured, and even if he returns to action, it looks highly unlikely that he’ll be a regular starter as Solskjaer prefers Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay in central midfield.

At this moment, it will be best for Nemanja Matic if he leaves Old Trafford or else lack of game time might result in him being omitted from Serbia’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs. The Serbs take on Norway in Path C of the playoff rounds.