Mourinho: Why I Wanted Matic at Man Utd
Jose Mourinho: Why I Wanted Matic at Manchester United
Manchester United unveiled Nemanja Matic as their third signing ahead of next season on Monday evening, and Jose Mourinho was quick to reveal why he wanted the midfielder at Old Trafford.
The Serbian international completed a £40 million (R697 million) transfer from 2016/17 Premier League champions Chelsea earlier this week, and Mourinho has expressed his delight at the signing, explaining why he wanted him at the club.
"Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer: loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player," the Portuguese tactician said via the Red Devils' official website.
"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 No. 31.”
Matic has signed a three-year deal with the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League winners, and could play his first game for the club against Real Madrid in the Super Cup on 8 August.
Do you think the signing of Matic could see Pogba play with a bit more freedom this season? Have your say in the comments section below.