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Man Utd midfielder Matic: Hard work on training ground paying off

Manchester United star Nemanja Matic has revealed the club practiced corners in recent weeks.

The Red Devils have endured struggles at both defending and attacking from set pieces.

But they held firm at the back and scored from a corner to defeat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Monday night.

And Matic admitted they worked hard on corners and other set pieces during their winter break.

"Yeah, I think this is the first or second goal we've scored in the league from a corner, so I'm happy," the Serbian told MUTV after the match.

"I'm happy because we worked a lot on that in the last few days. It's a strength for the future, now that we can count on goals from headers.

"I'm happy with the team performance and we have to continue like this."

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