26 Feb Man United’s Matic blames Pogba after fining himself for lateness
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed that he fined himself after arriving late to a team assembly, however put the blame on teammate Paul Pogba.
Matic, 32, joined United from Premier League rivals Chelsea in 2017 and is answerable for dealing with membership fines across the coaching floor alongside captain Harry Maguire.
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Nonetheless, Matic stated that he was lately pressured to pay up himself however joked that he would additionally cost Pogba for the incident.
“I’ve to say, simply earlier than the Newcastle sport, I fined myself,” he instructed the membership’s web site. “I used to be late for a gathering by two seconds, and the principles are the identical for everybody.
“I needed to positive myself, as a result of they catch me! I used to be late to the assembly. In entrance of the room [where the meeting was taking place] I used to be speaking to Paul [Pogba], so I’ll ask him to pay 50% of my positive. I do not know if he’ll settle for!”
Matic additionally stated that he fined Maguire after the defender was caught breaking the rule of dealing with his cellphone throughout a fitness center session.
“I have been fined as soon as which continues to be debatable,” Maguire stated. “It is loopy, however I let Nemanja do it. I took the hit and put the cash within the pot.
“If you meet within the fitness center earlier than coaching for pre-activation, you aren’t allowed your cellphone. We did pre-activation; I did not have my cellphone.
“However you then go outdoors to place your boots on and you are not allowed to go on your cellphone in that interval. I had my cellphone and carried it out with me. “[But] I wasn’t on my cellphone.
“Straight after coaching, I used to be going to place my trainers again on and go up for a therapeutic massage as an alternative of coming all the way in which again [to the changing room]. I may have gone straight to a therapeutic massage, and Nemanja fined me for that. However he is strict with everybody so I am pleased. I can set the usual.”
Matic performed the complete 90 minutes as United drew 0-Zero in opposition to Actual Sociedad on Thursday to progress to the Europa League round-of-16.
United face an away league journey to Matic’s former aspect Chelsea on Sunday as they give the impression of being to maintain tempo on the high with runaway leaders Manchester Metropolis.