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Mourinho: Why I Wanted Matic at Man Utd

Jose Mourinho: Why I Wanted Matic at Manchester United

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 01, 2017 08:45 AM @KeeganKruger

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.

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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.”

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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. 


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Shepherd Mtetwa Aug 01, 2017 02:35 PM
Courinho
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Archielee@11 Aug 01, 2017 01:39 PM
Mourinho the gambler
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tiva_ta_wena Aug 01, 2017 12:23 PM
With Bakayoko, he was surplus to requirements at the bridge
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King Justin Aug 01, 2017 11:42 AM
Welcome Matic boss
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matome910 Aug 01, 2017 11:35 AM
good signing by Man U
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MR E Aug 01, 2017 11:20 AM
Welcome matic we've been waiting for u
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Triggermental Aug 01, 2017 10:50 AM
Good signing #go red devils go
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Carder305 Aug 01, 2017 10:15 AM
Man U will be strong this season !
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xikwembu xa Bolo Aug 01, 2017 10:04 AM
Quality player! Reminds me of Michael Ballack
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silenc Aug 01, 2017 09:30 AM
good signing EPL will be tough this season look at Liverpool squad
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Man U will be strong on Fifa 18 i cant wait
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SOTJAMULA Aug 01, 2017 08:55 AM
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