Manchester United fans were delighted with the news that Nemanja Matic has completed his move to Old Trafford this summer.
He had been heavily linked with a Chelsea exit, especially with the new arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko, which would most likely result in fewer minutes for Matic.
The 28-year-old was allowed to leave for Man United as a gesture of good faith for all of his help at Stamford Bridge, as we’ve seen previously with Petr Cech at Arsenal.
Here’s what supporters had to say about his transfer.
Welcome to United Matic! #NemanjaIsRed
— Red Manc (@JVUtd) July 31, 2017
Matic was a general when he returned to CHE just hope he can replicate that type of level which is what we need from him
— FIGHT4MUFC (@mufc4thefans) July 31, 2017
Pogba Matic Herrera ????????
— Simo Don (@simsimo_7) July 31, 2017
— Lin Gat (@megatfariso) July 31, 2017
He’ll be a sensational addition at Old Trafford and made the switch after being left out of Antonio Conte’s pre-season tour squad, following his medical on Sunday and he will be focused on getting ready ahead of the new season.
Chelsea see it as good business for a player who turns 29 on Tuesday, especially as Conte has already brought the 22-year-old Bakayoko from Monaco for a similar fee.
However, Matic is an experienced Premier League proven player, and the most important thing is that Mourinho trusts him, enough to pay for him once again at a different club, which showcases how highly the Portuguese boss rates him.