Official: Nemanja Matic Completes Nice, Practical £40m Man Utd Transfer (Photo)

Chris Wright

31st, July 2017

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Photo: @ManUtd/Twitter

We’ve already seen him wearing the kit so this shouldn’t come as a huge shock but Nemanja Matic is now officially, as of this afternoon, a Manchester United player.

The Serbian midfielder joins from Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth between £35-40million, signing a three-year contract at Old Trafford…

Speaking to the United website, Matic revealed the prospect to work under Jose Mourinho again was just too damn tantalising to pass on:

I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. 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.

Matic is a sturdy, deep-lying roadblock whose inclusion will presumably free up Paul Pogba to engage in more esoteric midfield pursuits.

United have been crying out for a decent central midfielder and that’s what they’ve got. He’s also very much a ‘Mourinho disciple’ who, at 28, still has a few good years of dutiful service left in the tank.

All in all, a sensible no-fills signing – as far as anything that costs £40million can be described as ‘sensible’.

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  1. The Business Man says:

    What I don’t get is why people “worry” about the money that rich clubs pay for these players. What is 40 million to United? It’s like 100 bucks for us, normal people. You won’t throw that down the tiolet but it also won’t make any big difference in your life.

    It seems that the most they spend, the most they profit from it.

    What is strange is Chelsea selling a very good player like Matic to United. They clearly don’t need 40m so badly and I don’t believe Conte wants to get rid of him. He started almost all games last season. Plus, why make maybe your biggest opponent stronger? Why give the last piece of the puzzle to your rival? It’s just dumb! Sell him to France or Italy or Germany or fucking Everton, for jesus sake.

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