NEMANJA MATIC revealed why he re-signed for ‘tough’ Jose Mourinho.
The Serbian presenter praised Mourinho’s “energy” after following him from Chelsea to Manchester United and now Roma.
Matic, 33, opted for the Europa Conference League winner despite ties to Juventus as he gave his first taste of Serie A.
And after signing a one-year deal on a free transfer from United, he told Roma TV: “Everyone knows Roma is a big club and so does manager Jose Mourinho, I’ve worked with him before.
“We have a good connection and he is one of the reasons I came here.
“Not only is he easy to work with, it can be hard!
“But he’s a winner and that’s exactly what I want from my coach and exactly what I love to do in my career is to win.
“He’s a winner, he transfers that energy to the players. I hope we can achieve great things together.”
Ex-Benfica star Matic insists Mourinho’s men can build on them to win their first major European trophy and finish sixth in Italy’s top flight.
He said: “Roma has a large fan base, plays in a very attractive league, so the decision wasn’t that difficult for me.
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“The first impression is great, I’m looking forward to training with the team.”
Matic had no choice but to leave Old Trafford this summer after five years.
But when he knew he was leaving, he said: “It was a great honor and privilege to play for this great club.”
The Red Devils are in dire need of more world-class midfield talent, with Frenkie de Jong their number one target after Paul Pogba also left on a free transfer.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5562811/nemanja-matic-roma-mourinho-man-utd-transfer/ Nemanja Matic explains why he keeps signing for Jose Mourinho as he praises the Roma boss’ ‘energy’ after Man Utd transfer