Nemanja Matic says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to hold himself responsible if Manchester United do not compete for the Premier League title.
Matic, who arrived at Old Trafford from Chelsea in 2017, has played only 22 minutes this season after making one appearance as a substitute against southampton.
Matic has been given just 22 minutes of football this season under Solskjaer, having seen his place in the first team go to academy product Scott McTominay in midfield.
Solskjaer has picked 22-year-old Scott McTominay to partner Paul Pogba in central midfield in United’s first four games and although Matic respects the decision, he is determined to prove the Norwegian wrong.
“The coach must opt for the team that will fight for the title and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility,”
Although Matic has accepted that not everyone can play all the time, he did stress that Solskjaer’s selection decisions will be held to account if United do not live up to expectations this season.
“The coach must opt for the team that will fight for the title and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility,” Matic said ahead of Serbia’s Euro qualifier against Portugal on Saturday.
“I have been in football for a long time, I have played almost all the games for all the clubs in the last 10 years. In order for me to play, one had to sit on the bench and accept that fact, and so do I now.”