Manchester United have announced the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. The Red Devils have bought the defensive midfielder on a three-year deal, with an option to extend for a further year. Also Read - Chelsea vs Man United: Premier League Giants Play Out Two Goalless Draws in a Single Season For First Time in 99 Years
The 28-year-old Serbia international has joined United for a reported fee of around £40million. The move reunites Matic with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, under whom he won a Premier League title in 2015. Also Read - TOT vs BUR Dream11 Team Tips, Fantasy Prediction Premier League: Captain, Vice-captain And Predicted XIs For Today's Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 7:30 PM IST February 28 Sunday
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Mourinho expressed his delight at signing the midfielder by telling United’s website: “Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a José Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.
“I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new No31.”
Matic was influential in two title triumphs during his time at Stamford Bridge, both in 2014/15 and 2016/17. During those two title-winning campaigns, he operated as both a holding and box-to-box midfielder.
On his arrival at United, Matic said: “I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To work with José Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
“I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club.”