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Matic insists United are biggest side he has played for in swipe at former club Chelsea

Date Posted,August 17, 2017

Nemanja Matic has insisted Manchester United is the biggest club he has played for.

The Serb completed a £40million move from Chelsea earlier this summer in what appears an excellent piece of business by the Red Devils.

Matic was excellent on his debut against West Ham on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men got off to a winning start.

And after lifting the Premier League title twice at Stamford Bridge, he believes United have all the tools to pip them to the post this time around.

“Everyone knows what Manchester United is about. It is different,” he said.

Matic celebrates with Romelu Lukaku (Image: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Matic was a stand-out performer on his Premier League debut (Image: PA)

“Chelsea is a big club, Benfica are the biggest club in Portugal. But Manchester United is Manchester United.

“Maybe you have two or three clubs similar to United, but it is one of the biggest clubs in the world for sure.

“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.”

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Matic went on to discuss the influence of Mourinho in him making the move to Old Trafford.

The United boss brought the midfielder back to the Premier League in January 2014, and Matic told Sky Sports: “He was very important for me.

“When I decided to come to Manchester, he was a reason to come here.

“My decision was very quick and very clear. You don’t need to think a lot about if you are going to come.”

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