Man United’s Nemanja Matic reacts to Arsenal fans after being subbed

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Nemanja Matic channelled his inner Jose Mourinho after being mocked by Arsenal fans

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was filmed biting back at Arsenal fans after being subbed off during Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Matic played 77 minutes before being substituted for Marcus Rashford.

The 33-year-old provided an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo but was unable to prevent United slumping to a 3-1 defeat in north London.

Arsenal needed just three minutes to take the lead through Nuno Tavares. Bukayo Saka then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute.

Ronaldo pulled a goal back moments later but Granit Xhaka’s second-half screamer earned the Gunners all three points.

United sit six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have a game in hand, and Champions League qualification now appears to be out of reach for Ralf Rangnick’s side.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Ben White of Arsenal is challenged by Nemanja Matic of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Nemanja Matic bites back at Arsenal fans

As he took his seat in the dugout after being substituted, Matic reacted to Arsenal fans who appeared to be goading him about the scoreline.

The former Serbia international was seen pointing to himself while holding up three fingers.

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He then made a zero sign to the Arsenal fans sat to his right.

Matic, channelling his inner Jose Mourinho, appeared to be saying to the Arsenal supporters that they had no titles compared to his three.

Presumably Matic was referring to those specific fans rather than Arsenal Football Club who, of course, have won the Premier League three times and have a total of 13 league titles.

Watch the footage here:

The veteran midfielder officially won two Premier League titles with Chelsea, although he was also part of the Blues’ squad that won the 2009-10 league title and FA Cup.

He also won a league title with Benfica but will leave Old Trafford this summer empty-handed.

The closest he came to silverware with the Red Devils was the 2017-18 FA Cup (runner-up) and the 2020-21 Europa League (runner-up).

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United shakes hands with Nemanja Matic of Manchester United prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Matic recently announced plan to leave Man United

A £40 million signing from Chelsea in July 2017, Matic recently announced that he’ll leave Old Trafford at the end of the current campaign when his contract expires.

“After a great deal of thought, I have decided that this season will be my last with Manchester United,” he announced on social media. “I have informed the board, the manager and the players of my decision. 

“It has been a huge honour and a privilege to play for this great club. A big thank you to the fans for their unwavering support. 

“I will now give everything until the end of the season to help my teammates finish as strongly as possible.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Nemanja Matic of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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