Manchester United fans will be concerned with the latest reports regarding Nemanja Matic‘s fitness ahead of the clash with Chelsea this weekend.
The midfielder is a key part of Jose Mourinho‘s side and will certainly be sorely missed this Saturday.
The Serbian has been ever present since joining from the Blues last season and has often shielded United’s otherwise shaky defence.
Many believed Matic was mainly brought in to unshackle Paul Pogba from his defensive duties and it’s fair to say that has been done to some extent.
Unfortunately for Mourinho it appears he could be left without his full strength starting XI in a fixture he can’t afford to lose.
According to Sky Sports, Nemanja is still a doubt for the Red Devils’ clash against Chelsea after he withdrew from the Serbia squad last week due to a back injury.
Jose’s men put in a heroic effort to secure a comeback victory against Newcastle before the international break but they’re still under pressure to produce results.
Manchester United are currently out of the European football spots in the Premier League table and are already seven points off from top spot.
After last season’s second placed finish, far more was expected from them than a potential mid-table struggle.