Jose Mourinho confirms Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the season after surgery
Mourinho on Matic: "I don't know how long he will be out for"
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 29/07/18 12:05pm
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed midfielder Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the Premier League season following his side's 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
Serbia international Matic has played no part in United's International Champions Cup campaign in the United States since returning from World Cup duty, and Mourinho has now revealed he has undergone surgery.
"Matic arrived from the World Cup, holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup," Mourinho told the club's official website.
"He has had surgery. He is out for the start of the season. He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem.
"I don't know how long he will be out for."
In Matic's absence in Michigan on Saturday night, Liverpool ran riot against United with Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge, Sheyi Ojo and Xherdan Shaqiri all on target in a convincing victory.
Andreas Pereira cancelled out Mane's opening penalty with a fine free-kick to leave the sides level at the break, but United faltered in the second half.
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