Nemanja Matic put in a Man of the Match performance on his debut as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0. Chelsea fans were dismissive of Matic’s ability but if this is the midfielder past his best, it’s hard to imagine how impressive he was at his peak.
Matic has hailed the impact his teammates have had on helping him settle at the club and believes he has a long future ahead a Old Trafford.
Thanks to the guys, they have accepted me from my first day and I feel their support. Thanks to them, I feel very comfortable and I feel like I will be here a long time. They have helped me, and I am happy if I give them something back, and that I helped us to win.
We played good football, and I think our supporters enjoyed it as well. It’s good to start well with three points, the season is long but we have to collect a lot of points and we’ve had a good start.
It was great [to play at Old Trafford], when you wear that [United] shirt you feel some kind of pressure because this is a big club, but that’s why we are here. We know that it’s a big responsibility to play for Manchester United and I’m happy that we have started well and that I hope we continue like this – I’m sure this group can do good things.