Nemanja Matic Reveals What Was Really On The Note Handed To Him
In the second half of Manchester United's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, substitute Eric Bailly came on in the 80th minute armed with a note.
Bailly proceeded to pass this mysterious note to midfielder Nemanja Matic and a cheeky Willian decided try his luck and take a sneak peek at the message, Matic having to jog away from the mischievous eyes of Willian.
Fans watching the game were curious as to what the instructions passed on to the Serbian were exactly.
Big fan of Mourinho making a big show of passing Matic a note when he could have just told him. Wouldn't be surprised if it was just a drawing of a :heart:
- Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) February 25, 2018
Come on, I want to know what's written on that note for Matic. #MUNCHE
- Aysha Ridzuan (@ayshardzn) February 25, 2018
Well, the former Benfica man has answered our players by revealing the note he was given. Sort of.
Hilariously, Matic took to Instagram today to share a picture of him with a piece of paper in his hand, as well as a close-up of a note that he had quite clearly written himself.
Written in the same way you would write a fake note using your Mum's handwriting to try and get out of PE if you didn't fancy it, it read: "You have three days off", accompanied by a smiley face.
Very good banter from Matic, whose social media antics come after the internet produced utter gold in trying to work out what the piece of paper said.
Here are some of the very best efforts:
Na wetin mourinho send matic for pitch :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/9A0QOo0ks4
- EPL in PIDGIN (@EPLinPidgin_) February 25, 2018
EXCLUSIVE; Close up shot of Mourinho's Note to Matic pic.twitter.com/f2enezWgSe
- Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) February 25, 2018
What the note Mourinho gave Matic actually said :joy: pic.twitter.com/73wA1PhdPg
- Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) February 25, 2018
That Matic note from Jose #MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/JGeHSPldPH
- Paul Clarkson (@paul_clarkson1) February 25, 2018
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