Earlier today, news surfaced that Manchester United are close to signing Nemanja Matic for a reported fee of £40million. The 28-year-old was signed by Jose Mourinho back in January 2014 whilst he was Chelsea boss, and since then, the Serbia international has won two league titles.
It seems like Mourinho wants to bring in a more defensive-minded midfielder, probably to give some extra protection to the back four, whilst also allowing Paul Pogba to get in more advanced positions.
For me, he’d be a definite upgrade on Marouane Fellaini, which can only be a good thing. The fact that he has Premier League experience is vital. He knows how football works in England, and that’d allow him to fit in seamlessly at the Theatre of Dreams.
With that said, the Manchester United fans were split regarding the prospect of signing Matic from Chelsea. Some think he’ll be a wonderful acquisition, whereas others seem to be enjoying moaning about the fee…
In my opinion, Matic has been the signing we’ve been crying out for. At the end of the day, we have to trust Mourinho. So far, the self-proclaimed Special One has gotten all of his signings correct, and until that changes, he has my backing 100%.
Check out the tweets aimed at Matic below:
Why the meltdown over potentially signing Matic? He's not Fabinho, granted but a decent player who's won the league twice & José knows.
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) June 26, 2017
Just seen the news about Matic. If true he provides a solution to a problem area. Good on the ball. Knows how to win the PL. Good signing.
— Doc MUFC (@Doc_Joshi) June 26, 2017
Meltdown if we sign Matic
When he signed for CFC there was another meltdown cos we weren't in for him. 3 years and 2 titles later he's crap?
— Liam Whelan (@liam11) June 26, 2017
If United get Matic he's the unsung hero that made Chelsea tick – if we don't he's a poor man's Fellaini & wouldn't make our bench…
— Jay (@RFFH) June 26, 2017
Matic would be a good addition for #MUFC. But regarding the reported price, who cares? Footballers are overpriced nowadays. Get over it.
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) June 26, 2017
It won't that long ago,that matic,had toure,in his back pocket at the council house,and that game won them the league,trust in jose reds👍🏾
— Darren Webb (@United_Webby) June 26, 2017
So Chelsea buy Matic for £20m then sell the 28 year old for £40m then buy a better 22 year old for £34m
Is it just me who doesn't get it
— Utd Tickets (@UtdTickets) June 26, 2017
Matic is such an underwhelming signing. Don't get me wrong he'll do a job & benefit Pogba but £40m?! Do me a favour 😂
— Anton Santos (@AntonSantos92) June 26, 2017
Matic would be underwhelming, yet could be important piece of Mourinho's jigsaw.
— Matti (@stiuge) June 26, 2017