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Matic Wants United To Move On From Super Cup Defeat, Backs Lukaku To Score Many Goals

Matic Wants United To Move On From Super Cup Defeat, Backs Lukaku To Score Many Goals

 Debutant Nemanja Matic was frustrated with Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Real madrid in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup but has called on his teammates to turn their full focus to Sunday's league opener against West Ham.

"We tried everything to equalise and then to win the game," said the former Chelsea man. "But they are very experienced and they also had some chances to score another because at the end we tried to go with everything to score and they had some counter-attacks.

"On Sunday, we have a very important game at Old Trafford in front of all our supporters. We have to rest and to be ready for West Ham."

The Serbian also gave the thumbs-up to fellow debutant Romelu Lukaku who scored his side's only goal and backed the Belgian to score many goals all through the season. 

"It's very important for us that our strikers score goals," the midfielder told MUTV. "It's very important for confidence.

"As you know, he (Lukaku) missed a very good chance but this can happen – it's football. But I am happy for him that he scored a goal after that and I'm sure that he will continue to score goals and that he will score many this season."

Lukaku had earlier ballooned a shot over the crossbar with the goal gaping but reacted smartly to steer the ball home after Matic's effort had been parried by Keylor Navas.

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