Nemanja Matic has said it was ‘a very easy decision’ to join Manchester United from Premier League champions Chelsea.
The £40m signing has linked up with Jose Mourinho for the second time, having played under the United boss at Stamford Bridge. Matic said the prospect of working with Mourinho at United made it a straightforward choice to leave Chelsea, where he won two league titles in three seasons.
Asked by MUTV why he left the defending champions for Old Trafford, Nemanja Matic said: “Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Also, my wish was to train with Jose and, of course, when you have a coach like him and a club like Manchester, you don’t need to think a lot so my decision was very easy.”
On the chance to work with Mourinho again, Matic added: “He is a great coach and, when I worked with him before, he always took the best from me. I improve if I work with him, so I am very happy to be again with him, especially in this great club.
“When the coach wants you to come to the club, it gives you more motivation, more possibility and I will give my best to show that I deserve to be in this club and part of this group.”