The deal that saw Nemanja Matic join Manchester United from Chelsea threw the fans of the Red Devils into hysteria as it was believed to be an impossible mission. Jose Mourinho has received several acclamation stealing Chelsea’s secret weapon.
While Matic has bedded into the team of United, he’s revealed that his decision to join Manchester United from Chelsea stemmed from the presence of Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
Since he rejoined Chelsea from Benfica in the summer of 2014, Matic was a key figure for the Blues as they won the league two times in three years. And so, the decision of Chelsea to sell him bewildered a large session of their fan base.
Jose Mourinho had worked with the Serbian in his first reign at Chelsea and he was the same manager that re-signed him for Chelsea before their reunion at Old Trafford. Apparently Mourinho values the player and knows his worth.
Matic has made bare his mind concerning the move.
“He [Mourinho] was very important for me,” Matic told Sky Sports.
“He bought me to Chelsea from Benfica and now when I decided to come to Manchester, he was a reason to come here.
“Mourinho was the reason and so was the club, Manchester United, so you don’t need to think a lot about if you are going to come. My decision was very quick and very clear.”
Matic had a barnstorming Premier league debut for Man United in which he was dubbed the man of the match and he’ll be looking to replicate same form when they take on Swansea in a lunch time fixture on Saturday.