Manchester United have signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on a three-year contract, with the option of a further year.
Nemanja Matic spoke about his deal to old trafford,
“I am delighted to have joined Manchester United,” the 28-year-old Serbian said. “To work with Jose 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.”
And Jose Mourinho has given his reasons for signing Nemanja Matic for the second time…
“Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player,” the Portuguese said.
“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 number 31.”
He becomes United’s third signing of the summer following a £31m deal for the defender Victor Lindelof and the £75m move for Lukaku from Everton. The Serbian could make his debut against Sampdoria in Dublin on Wednesday or in the Uefa Super Cup against Real Madrid next week.
Matic was a key component of Chelsea’s title-winning team in 2014-15 after Mourinho brought him back to the club from Benfica for £20.75m.