Matic calls for Man United legends to be more supportive of players
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Matic calls for Man United legends to be more supportive of players

Nemanja Matic has called on Man United legends and former players to be supportive of the young players in the club.

The likes of Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, and Rio Ferdinand are among the notable United alumni to have turned to punditry, and they have often been critical of the club during a lean spell in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

However, Matic believes they should be more supportive.

"I think it's their job if they go on television, it's their job to say something. Sometimes they say the truth, probably, sometimes they criticize the younger players which isn't good, in my opinion," the Serbian international told Omnisport.

"Especially if you're an ex-player of Manchester United and you criticize the players and you know you've been there 10, 15, 20 years ago, it's not good.

"You have to help the players if you can. But they probably get money to work there and they have to say something."

Matic joined United from Chelsea while Jose Mourinho was the Red Devil's boss, and he has made 22 appearances across all competitions this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with his form earning him a one-year contract extension.

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