Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United's New Boy Matic Wanted Mour

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United's New Boy Matic Wanted Mour

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NEMANJA Matic says it was always his 'ambition' to play under Jose Mourinho again after being reunited with his former boss.

Matic has signed a three-year deal with United to become their third addition of the summer.

Mourinho re-signed Matic for Chelsea in January 2014, with the pair winning the Premier League and League Cup double together in 2015.

And the 28-year-old midfielder says the chance to be coached by his former boss again was a huge factor in his decision. He said: "United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I'm very happy because I am part of this great club, this great group.

"Also my ambition was to train with Jose. I'm very happy we work again together. He is a great coach.

"When I was with him before he always got the best out of me, and I improved with him. …

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