Date published: Wednesday 5th July 2017 3:30
Manchester United coach Nicky Butt believes that Nemanja Matic is underappreciated.
Speaking to Unibet, Butt sang the praises of the Serbian, who he believes is selfless.
Matic has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, and is widely expected to be sold by Chelsea if they can complete a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko.
“He’s the type of player who’d be happy to sit in front of back four,” Butt told Unibet.
“He’s a team player who doesn’t get the same attention of a goalscorer.
“He does the work that is appreciated by his teammates.
“The best players in a team are not always the match winners, but those who can play in a team.”
Anyone else think that Butt is talking up his own career through the prism of Matic?
Marcos Alonso, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa were all cornerstones in a title-winning side. Antonio Conte does not give a shite. Ruthless.
— Jamie Wilkinson (@parkedthebus) June 26, 2017