Nemanja Matic has opened up about his plans to play at Manchester United for a long time after his impressive debut in the opening game of the new Premier League season against West Ham.
He was voted United’s Man of the Match after controlling the midfield and not only did he show how to dominate a game, but also showcased his spectacular dribbling ability.
Speaking about his move, Matic claims his warm welcome has helped him settle quickly.
“Thanks to the guys, they have accepted me from my first day and I feel their support,” he said. “Thanks to them, I feel very comfortable and I feel like I will be here a long time. They have helped me, and I am happy if I give them something back, and that I helped us to win.
“We played good football, and I think our supporters enjoyed it as well. It’s good to start well with three points, the season is long but we have to collect a lot of points and we’ve had a good start.
“It was great [to play at Old Trafford], when you wear that [United] shirt you feel some kind of pressure because this is a big club, but that’s why we are here.
“We know that it’s a big responsibility to play for Manchester United and I’m happy that we have started well and that I hope we continue like this – I’m sure this group can do good things.”
He has an incredible future ahead at United and it’s clear why Mourinho trusts him so much as he’s already started to repay the Portuguese bosses’ faith.