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Manchester United confirm Nemanja Matic signing

The 28-year old signs from Chelsea.

The club unveiled the player this afternoon.
The club unveiled the player this afternoon.
Image: Manchester United

MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE officially confirmed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.

The 28-year old was widely believed to have had a medical with the club yesterday after images of him in a United training top appeared on social media but the deal was only announced this afternoon.

The Serbian joins the Old Trafford outfit on a three-year deal with the option to extend for a further year.

Speaking on the club’s official website, United boss Jose Mourinho said:

“Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. 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.”

Matic himself expressed delight at being able to work alongside the Portuguese manager again.

“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.”

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