Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Matic and De Gea in Race to Be No 1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Matic and De Gea in Race to Be No 1

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IT'S getting to the stage of the season where people start to contemplate who United's player of the season is.

David de Gea has to be the favourite to walk away with the end-of-season award again having saved United so many times this season. And after a remarkable season for Jesse Lingard it would be no surprise to see him on the shortlist. But Nemanja Matic is also deserving of praise - the Serbian has been instrumental this season.

He has started every Premier League game, despite missing out on a full pre-season due to his transfer, and has brought stability and control in the middle for Mourinho's side.

Wonder goal against Crystal Palace aside, Matic isn't a player whose performances catch the eye week-in, week-out - but he has been one of United's most consistent performers this season. …

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