Manchester United handed a debut to their third major signing of the summer last night, in a game against Italian side Sampdoria. Nemanja Matic, 29, breezed through the match and he looked super, despite it being his first pre-season minutes of the season.
I have to say, I was underwhelmed by this signing at first, but after watching him play for just 10 minutes, I was instantly sold on what he’ll bring to the table.
This is a man who absolutely loves doing the dirty work. He enjoys breaking up the play and winning the ball back for his teammates, and Jose Mourinho knows exactly how to best utilise him.
He only played in the first half, but my did he have a positive impact on the game. He was absolutely everywhere, and I genuinely lost count on how many times he won the ball back for us.
It was great to see him involved, and I just hope that he’s fit enough to start in Skopje against Real Madrid in the Super Cup. He’ll be that midfield enforcer that we’ve been crying out for.
For now, though, enjoy our photo gallery that we’ve put together of our new man in action for Manchester United on his debut.