What's in the August edition of Inside United?

Tuesday 28 July 2020 09:31

The new issue of Inside United is on sale today, with on-song Nemanja Matic its lead interviewee.

Matic has been in terrific form and the club's official monthly magazine examines how he has played a vital role in the Reds' resurgence that landed a third-place Premier League finish, with a tilt at the Europa League of course to come.

The midfield anchor attributes his excellent personal consistency to feeling strong and fit physically, after putting the work in while football was paused and in the run-up to the restart.

"At the moment I feel great," he tells IU. "During the lockdown I trained really hard, I tried to follow everything that our staff said to us every day to train, so physically I feel strong. I think that’s the reason."

Nemanja was also quick to praise his fellow players for his form, and that of the team.

"Also I think the coaching staff, my team-mates, they help of course. And when the team is playing well then it’s much easier to adapt and play better."

While Matic is modest about his role, Inside United's analysis shows that he stepped up during a crucial period in the Reds' season and shouldered a heavy burden of minutes and matches, which was hugely important in kick-starting the run of form that ultimately led to such a strong finish. There is much more to read in Nemanja's compelling, in-depth interview, which is exclusive to the magazine.

Elsewhere, there's a celebration of United's goals in 2019/20, given that the Reds have been at their most free-scoring since the last time we won the title in 2012/13, with the campaign's goals tally having ticked well over 100 now. They are categorised and eulogised in all their shapes and sizes in a special feature.

There is much more packed into the issue too, including Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic on their legendary defensive partnership, milestone salutes for David De Gea and Juan Mata, a Europa League preview sizing up the remaining contenders, a homage to the brio and bravura of Mark Hughes, and lots more besides for United fans of all ages.

Inside United August 2020 edition is on sale now in newsagents and outlets, and is available online to buy or subscribe to here.