Man United can bounce back, says Matic

THE STRAITS TIMES – Manchester United are capable of producing a good run against tough opponents in the coming weeks to soothe the disappointment of Saturday’s 4-2 Premier League defeat at Leicester City, midfielder Nemanja Matic said.

The result stretched United’s winless league run to three games and left them five points behind leaders Chelsea ahead of a tough fixture list, starting with Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Italian side Atalanta at Old Trafford.

United then host Liverpool and play Tottenham Hotspur away before the reverse fixture with Atalanta and the Manchester derby against champions City, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under growing pressure.

“Everyone is sad, everyone is with their head down at the moment,” the Serbian told United’s website yesterday.

“It’s time to stick together, to analyse this game as soon as possible, then to think about the next one, which is in three or four days against a very good side, Atalanta.

“It’s also going to be hard. We are very disappointed, but I think that, in the future, we will show we are much better than this.”