Jose Mourinho claims Matic expressed Manchester United desire while at Chelsea

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that Nemanja Matic asked to move to Old Trafford from Chelsea four months before his transfer was actually completed.

Mourinho and Matic linked up for the second time last summer as United bought the Serbia international for £40 million.

Speaking at United’s End of Season dinner, Mourinho said: “In March 2017, Matic told me: ‘I want to play for you, I want to play for Manchester United and I’m going to do it.’

“And he made it happen. He’s been very consistent for the balance of the team.”

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