Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic flawless player for me'

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

Blues boss Antonio Conte has expressed his disappointment at losing Matic and Mourinho is revelling in having the "perfect player" for his United team.

"I never thought it was possible - until his agent told me he could have him, you just have to pay".

Matic, now 29 and standing an impressive 6ft 4in tall, wanted to join him in the Theatre of Dreams revolution.

And the Serbian gave United fans a glimpse of his class with a man of the match display in their 4-0 win over West Ham while Matic's former club Chelsea lost 3-2 to Burnley yesterday.

Matic joined Manchester United in a deal worth £40million last month to the surprise of many. So I don't think he'll be a huge loss to them.

"But there are not many around and I do not like to go after players where it is an impossible mission". And I felt that there was no chance this could happen.

"Then this season, when I got the call that Matic wants to play for me and for Manchester United, and he can make it happen, I thought he's the ideal player for me".

"Not just for his qualities but also for my relationship with him".

"I am very happy to have him because he is one of those players with no question marks".

"He doesn't need time to adapt". He's not a young guy coming from another country.

"He's a player of, I think, now 29 last week - 29 years old, with five years or so in the Premier League, lots of experience".

"He's one of those players who gives me what I like in a player, which is consistency". I want to play West Ham - a hard match - then go to Swansea for another hard match. He is a fantastic signing for us because I can trust him to perform at a high level.

Mourinho delivered his Matic verdict in his usual deadpan fashion in his pre-match press conference ahead of hosting West Ham this afternoon.

Manchester United have been linked to the Tottenham Hotspur full back, Danny Rose, in recent weeks and this speculation grew after comments from Rose in an explosive interview with the Sun Newspaper where he said that he would like to play for a club in the north of England. 'I was thinking I needed three transfer windows, but after two I have a good group and the club as a football club is much better equipped. The medical department is better and we are much stronger as a team in the analysis department.

'I am doing the work that I've done with every other club so we go for it this season.

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