Jose Mourinho claimed the only reason why Manchester United were able to sign Nemanja Matic is because the player was so keen to join the club. Chelsea, for whatever reason, were prepared to sell him and Mourinho couldn’t believe his luck.

Matic has revealed that Mourinho played a key role in convincing him that United was the club for him but he also couldn’t turn down the opportunity to play

He was very important for me. He bought me to Chelsea from Benfica and now when I decided to come to Manchester, he was a reason to come here.

Mourinho was the reason and so was the club, Manchester United, so you don’t need to think a lot about if you are going to come. My decision was very quick and very clear.

When asked whether United was the biggest club he’d played for, following his time at clubs like Chelsea and Benfica, Matic was clear.

Definitely, everyone knows what Manchester United is about. When you say Manchester United, it is different. Also Chelsea is a big club, Benfica are the biggest club in Portugal. But Manchester is Manchester.

When I came here for the first day, I could feel that the people at the club help you every day if you need something and supporters are very important for this club.

After every training session, they are waiting for us outside the training ground to take pictures, to give a signature so I think the club is one of the biggest in the world. Maybe you have two or three clubs similar to United, but Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world for sure.

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