Nemanja Matic reveals what Manchester United must do to win the Premier League

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Nemanja Matic says Manchester United need to win at places like Stoke if they are to become Premier League champions.

Jose Mourinho’s men started the new season with three comprehensive victories but struggled against Stoke City at the weekend. The game finished 2-2 with Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku both finding the net.

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The result has understandably left Matic frustrated.

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“It was a tough game,” the defensive midfielder told MUTV.

“To be honest, it’s always a tough game when you come to this stadium. Stoke are a good team, so it was difficult, but we managed to get a point.

“If we want to be champions, we have to win games like this because in these games, if you win, you are champion.

“We have to know against teams like this you have to have a little bit more, you have to be concentrated and of course we’re not happy with a point.

“It’s always important if you can come from behind, and I think we showed spirit. We had the lead in the second half but they scored a goal from the corner kick. We didn’t take some chances at the other end, so we could have won the game.

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“It’s always important to be at the top of the table if you can. I’m happy that we are still there, and we’ll continue to work hard to stay there until the end of the season.”

United now switch their focus to the Champions League with an opening clash against FC Basel on Tuesday night.

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