Nemanja Matic

Manchester United

‘We should have been smoking cigars’: Mourinho

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side ought to have been “smoking cigars” after they made hard work of an eventual 4-2 win away to Watford on Tuesday.

But the Portuguese boss said his side had “lost stability” when midfielder Nemanja Matic went off early in the second half with a “muscular” injury.

‘We should have been smoking cigars’: Mourinho

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side ought to have been “smoking cigars” after they made hard work of an eventual 4-2 win away to Watford on Tuesday.

But the Portuguese boss said his side had “lost stability” when midfielder Nemanja Matic went off early in the second half with a “muscular” injury.

Nemanja Matic suffers injury at Watford

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has limped out of this evening's Premier League game at Watford after suffering an injury. The...

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Man United 1-0 Brighton: The Main Talking Points

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Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 home win over Brighton and Hove and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, Ghana, underlines the main talking points from the encounter .

Ponderous play

Whether it was a hangover from the Champions League match at Basel or it was the fact that there was a record to be broken (39 games unbeaten at home since losing 2-1 to Man City in 2016), the team did not look menacing for large parts of the game.

What We Learned From Man United 4-0 Everton

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Manchester United welcomed back Wayne Rooney to Old Trafford as his Everton team and Ronald Koeman hoped to react to their 3-0 loss to Atalanta in the Europa League.

However, all their work to keep the score at 1-0 for 80 minutes went down the drain after they conceded three times.

Man Utd: Antonio Valencia Takes Three Minutes To Open Scoring Against Everton With Scorching 25-Yarder (Video)

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It took precisely 197 seconds for Antonio Valencia to open the scoring for Manchester United against Everton this afternoon, and in some style to boot.

The Ecuadorian right-back latched onto a lolloping cross-field pass from Nemanja Matic and, without so much as a second thought, sent a honking shot past Jordan Pickford and into the top corner.

Matic: Playing for United is special and I’m happy to be here

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Nemanja Matic has settled in to life at Manchester United incredibly well following his transfer from Chelsea. He has acknowledged that playing for United brings about pressure, but that is no different to how anyone feels playing in the Premier League.

In football, there is always pressure.

Rival managers explain why they sell us top players

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Nemanja Matic has made a great start to life at Manchester United. Chelsea fans must be wondering why on earth their club sanctioned the transfer, given how much the Serbian has clearly improved United's performances this season.

However, he isn't the first player to join us from a rival club.

Mourinho happy With United’s Transfer Business

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Jose Mourinho accepts Manchester United are now unlikely to sign the wide man he had hoped for this summer.

United got most of their work done early this summer as defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku both arriving before the pre-season tour of the United States got under way.

Matic: I knew United supporters were amazing when I was at Chelsea

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Nemanja Matic put in a Man of the Match performance on his debut against West Ham last weekend. One of the obvious highlights of his display was seeing the benefits to Paul Pogba's game, who also finished the 90 minutes with a goal.

Matic has acknowledged that the two play well together and that they are prepared to fight for each other on the pitch.

Pogba: I’m happy to be back at United

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Paul Pogba put in a great display on the opening day of the Premier League season as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0. He even claimed a goal for himself, liberated by Man of the Match Nemanja Matic.

The United midfielder, who re-signed for the club last summer, has talked about his happiness to be back and his expectations for the season ahead.

Where would Sergi Roberto fit into Man Utd team?

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According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United are set to activate Sergi Roberto's £36.5 million release clause to bring him to Old Trafford this summer.

The Barcelona player has been linked to us throughout the summer transfer window but no deal has been made and we're already two games into our 2017-18 season if you include the UEFA Super Cup.

Nemanja Matic, Wayne Rooney, Sam Vokes… Names of the Premier League, week 1

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The Premier League returned this past weekend, and what a return. With 31 goals over the weekend's fixtures, there was plenty to keep the world's eyeballs glued to the games. But which...

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Romelu Lukaku matches Dennis Bergkamp goal record on Man Utd debut

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Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a dream debut for Manchester United on Sunday as the £75 million summer signing scored a brace in a 4-0 trashing of West Ham to open our 2017-18 Premier League account.

The Belgian first fired past Joe Hart at his near post following an excellent defence-splitting pass from Marcus Rashford who had been played in down the left wing by a tremendous interception from Nemanja Matic on the halfway line.

Watford’s Andre Gray and other Premier League Transfers of the week (up to 11th August)

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RoM reads 

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Scott has written for Paddy Power about our three most important players next season.

Scott has written for IBFootball about the importance of Nemanja Matic.

The Mirror reports on our talks to bring Zlatan back.

The Guardian talks to Chicharito about his return to playing at Old Trafford this weekend.

Antonio Conte insists Chelsea are working hard to sign players. Will that only be at the last minute?

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Antonio Conte has re-iterated that Chelsea must sign three or four more players to strengthen the squad ahead of the new season. Reports state that Chelsea are reluctant until they see how things play out in the first few games of the season.

It's become clear that Nemanja Matic was sold by Chelsea against the wishes of Antonio Conte.

Conte Not Happy With Nemanja Matic Transfer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that Nemanja Matic's departure to Manchester United is 'a great loss.'

The midfielder rejoined Jose Mourinho for £40 million, opting to leave last season's Premier League champions for Old Trafford.

Conte made no effort to disguise his disappointment in Matic's exit and conceded that his side will be worse for it.

Manchester United adding strength and quality to cover past weaknesses

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Man Utd's signing of Nemanja Matic is certainly likely to make the Red Devils stronger defensively and give creative players more time to wreak havoc. But it also had another consequence: the arrival of the 6ft 4ins Serb has made Man Utd the tallest team in the top six. Could this play a factor in propelling them back to the top of the table?

Man Utd: Nemanja Matic Wallops Fan With Ball But Red Devils Beat Sampdoria 2-1 (Video)

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Manchester United enjoyed a 2-1 victory against Sampdoria in their final pre-season game of the summer on Wednesday evening, with goals fromHenrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata securing the win.

New-signing Nemanja Matic impressed in the game in Dublin. However, one fan at the Aviva Stadium got a rather unfortunate first-hand taste of the Serb's power.

‘It’s A Strange One’ – Gary Neville Questions Wisdom Of Chelsea Flogging Nemanja Matic To Rivals Man Utd

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He's not the only one, but Gary Neville has called into question the wisdom of Chelsea's decision to flog Nemanja Matic to rivals Manchester United.

The Serbian midfielder signed a three-year deal with United on Monday afternoon, with Chelsea receiving somewhere between £35-40million into the bargain.

Manchester United Sign Nemanja Matic From Chelsea

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Manchester United have finally confirmed the signing of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in a three-year deal that sees the Serbian move to Old Trafford for an initial fee to be £35m, with £5m in add-ons

There have bene rumors of this deal being agreed upon weeks ago, and after Matic was left to train alone at Cobham during Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, it seemed only a matter of time before the deal was completed and the midfielder was reunited with Jose Mourinho.

Official: Nemanja Matic Completes Nice, Practical £40m Man Utd Transfer (Photo)

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We've already seen him wearing the kit so this shouldn't come as a huge shock but Nemanja Matic is now officially, as of this afternoon, a Manchester United player.

The Serbian midfielder joins from Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth between £35-40million, signing a three-year contract at Old Trafford.

Matic and Mourinho back together at Manchester United

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London (AFP) – Serbian international midfielder Nemanja Matic signed for Manchester United on Monday from Premier League champions Chelsea, the buying club announced, for a reported fee of £40 million ($52.7m, 44.7m euros).

It is the second time United manager Jose Mourinho has invested in the 28-year-old’s talents having brought him back to Chelsea in 2014 after a successful spell with Benfica.

Nemanja Matic’s Man Utd squad number confirmed

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Manchester United have announced that Nemanja Matic will wear the number 31 shirt for them next season. Confirmation of the 28-year-old's squad...

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Nemanja Matic close to joining Man Utd

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is on the verge of signing for Manchester United in a £40m deal, according to the BBC. The Serbia international,...

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Reports: Nemanja Matic On Cusp Of Leaving Chelsea As First Image Of Him Wearing Man Utd Kit Supposedly Leaks (Photo)

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Word has it that Nemanja Matic is now within the width of a gnat's nobblies of completing his big transfer to Manchester United.

It's being widely reported that United are "close" to signing the Serbian midfielder from Chelsea for a fee in the £40million region.

Indeed, a leaked image of Matic wearing a United shirt is doing the rounds on social media, though whether or not it's kosher is being hotly debated.

PICTURE: Matic in United training kit

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Following reports that Marouane Fellaini is set to move to Galatasaray, it's no surprise that Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United has drawn closer today.

While the move has yet to be confirmed, an image appeared on social media showing Matic in the club's training gear.

Some fans may not be overawed by signing Matic, a player whose best years are behind him and will cost £40m, but he is a player that Jose Mourinho knows well.

Man Utd bid for Nemanja Matic, Chelsea demand £50m

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Manchester United have lodged a £35m bid for Chelsea midfielder £35m, but the Blues are demanding £50m, according to the Daily Mirror. Chelsea owner...

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Roman Abramovich approves £50M Nemanja Matic transfer

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has inched closer to a move to Manchester United. The Serbian international is set for a reunion with Jose Mourinho, after it was reported by the Telegraph last night that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has given his thumbs-up. United will pay a whopping £50 million to land Matic to Old Trafford.

Manchester United eyeing more transfer targets – Mourinho

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Friday the Premier League giants were targeting two more major signings as they aim to build a title-winning squad.

United have already bolstered their ranks in recent weeks with the addition of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton and Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

Transfers & Rumours

Walker reveals that Spurs midfielder wanted United move

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The international break has seen Manchester City's new defender, Kyle Walker, reunited with his old Tottenham Hotspur teammates, Dele Alli and Eric Dier.

In an Instragram live video on Alli's account, Dier called Walker a 'traitor' for leaving the club.

Walker quickly responded with: "It was alright when you wanted to go to United.

Matic: Easy decision to leave Chelsea for United 

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Following his transfer on a three-year deal from Chelsea to Manchester United, Nemanja has insisted the decision to move was an easy one for him.

I feel great. Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I am very happy because I am now part of this great club, part of this great group.

Mourinho: More chance of me going to Galatasaray than Fellaini

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Despite representatives from Galatasaray claiming that Marouane Fellaini was close to joining the Turkish side, Jose Mourinho has ruled out the transfer.

It's easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane. He is too important to me. No chance.

Mourinho made these comments following United's 3-0 win over Valerenga today, in which Fellaini scored.

Chelsea

Sergi Roberto to Chelsea: Conte urges club to make £35m signing

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Antonio Conte and Chelsea now "clear favourites" to land £50m English midfielder.

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Chelsea look to have stolen a march on Tottenham and are preparing to meet the £50m asking price from Everton to sign Ross Barkley as we look to bolster the English numbers within our ranks.

People have been talking of Ross Barkley as a direct replacement for Nemanja Matic but I do not agree at all as both are very different players.

Matic – the glue that holds the team together

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"Why put another layer of gold paint on the Bentley when you are losing the entire engine?" Zidane on losing Makélélé

For the second time in four years, Roman Abramovich has let the icy façade drop and rewarded one of Chelsea's long-serving senior players for their service by packing them on a private jet and sending them up north to Manchester.

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PICTURE: Matic in tears after helping Serbia qualify for World Cup

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Nemanja Matic was in tears on Monday evening following Serbia's 1-0 victory over Georgia. He played the full 90 minutes and helped his country qualify for the World Cup.

STATS: Matic head and shoulders above everyone else

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Are Manchester United ready to dominate football again?

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Glory, Glory Man United?

Last season Manchester United won the Community Shield, the League Cup and the Europa League to the delight of Jose Mourinho and United fans. However not so long ago a season like this would have been ‘beneath' United fans, and referred to as a ‘Scouse Treble'.