Cape Town - Nemanja Matic has risked angering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after
suggesting the manager should shoulder the blame if Manchester United fail to
challenge for the Premier League title.
Matic is yet to start a game this season, playing the role
of unused substitute in each of their first three Premier League games.
The United midfielder made his first appearance in the 1-1
draw with Southampton as a second-half substitute that probably should have
subsequently been substituted.
On Sunday, Matic liked an Instagram comment branding
Solskjaer 'myopic' for dropping him, which has led to rumours that the pair
have fallen out.
However, Matic denies they have fallen out and has accepted
that he will have to wait for his chance.
"The coach must opt for the team that will fight for
the title and if he does not win, he bears the responsibility," Matic told
reporters while on international duty with Serbia.
"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."
He added: "In the first two or three games he picked
the team without me," Matic added. "I work as hard as I can. We
respect the decision, it's up to me to show him that he was wrong and to bring
me back to where I belong.
"There is no problem. I told him I disagreed with him
but that he had to decide the team."