It’s official, Nemanja Matic is a Manchester United player. The midfield powerhouse, 28, signs for the Red Devils on a three-year deal with the option for an extra year all being well. What a stunning, and underrated acquisition this will be for Jose Mourinho.
The Old Trafford club have lacked that physical midfield presence who’ll just sit in front of the back four and do the dirty work. Although it isn’t an exciting piece of business, it’s one that’ll benefit us massively over the next twelve months and beyond.
I guess that the biggest beneficiary of the move will be Paul Pogba. At times, it felt like the Frenchman was shackled due to not having anyone he could rely upon sitting in behind him. However, that’ll change this term.
Twitter was awash with happy Red Devils’ fans immediately after the signing, and I’m pleased at just how well our fan-base is reacting to bringing in a player signed from a direct rival.
At the end of the day, he strengthens us massively, whilst weakening Chelsea’s depth in such a pivotal area of the field. I’m already praying for a 30-yard screamer against Chelsea when the sides next meet.
Check out the Man United fans reacting to the signing of Nemanja Matic:
Matic is a player who loves doing the dirty work. He's not necessarily an exciting signing, but one who'll improve us immensely.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) July 31, 2017
Happy with Matic. Not a signing to sell shirts, but more substance to facilitate the style #MUFC can have going forward. Functional move.
— Steve Bartram (@stevebartram1) July 31, 2017
Jose knows who would work in a team. If Matic means Pogba's able to roam, be free & it means Fellaini's just a sub, then it's a good move.
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 31, 2017
Matic will improve our midfield & will compliment Pogba. He will strengthen our spine & add depth. Not every signing needs to be marquee.
— Red Manc Clothing (@RedMancClothing) July 31, 2017
Matic is a great signing for Man Utd. One of the more underrated midfielders of recent times
— Liam Watson (@LiamWatson1872) July 31, 2017
What a signing Matic is, such an underrated player 🔴⚫
— Andrew Spratt (@SprattAndrew) July 31, 2017
Happy with Matic signing, real presence as a DM, his passing/running with ball is underrated. Perfect signing for Pogba!
— Sanj (@Sanj_92) July 31, 2017