Nemanja Matic insists one trophy in a season is not good enough for Manchester United

by Harry Robinson

Manchester United’s season cannot be deemed successful if they win only one trophy this campaign, according to Nemanja Matic.

The midfielder, who joined from defending Premier League champions Chelsea last summer for around £40m, admitted that Man United’s 2017/18 season cannot be made a success.

The Reds remain second in the Premier League to local rivals Manchester City, who are close to securing the title after a blisteringly good season.

Manager Jose Mourinho’s saving grace appeared to be the UEFA Champions League, where United were expected to progress, but a woeful performance last Tuesday saw them knocked out to La Liga side Sevilla.

The only chance of silverware remaining is the FA Cup.

“You have four competitions in the season – if you win one, for me it is not enough,” Matic said, but you always have to do your best.”

“In the Premier League, when you are in the first four this is not perfect but is good to play for the Champions League next season.”

United look set to finish second, or at least in the top four so securing Champions League football next year seems likely.

“If you win the FA Cup I cannot say it is a successful season, but it’s a good season,” Matic continued.

The Serbian scores on Saturday evening to help United to a 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford. They’ll now face Tottenham Hotspur in the Cup semi-final at Wembley.

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