Midfielder Nemanja Matic says the chance to work with Jose Mourinho once again was a major factor in him opting to leave Chelsea to join Manchester United.
The 28-year-old Serbia midfielder has joined the Red Devils on a three-year contract, with a fee in the region of £40million reportedly involved to complete the deal.
Matic initially joined Chelsea in the summer of 2009 from FC Kosice, but found first-team opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge and moved on to Benfica 18 months later.
However, his form for the Lisbon Eagles was impressive enough to persuade the Blues to buy him back in January 2014 and he soon became a fixture in the Chelsea midfield, helping them to Premier League successes in both 2014/15 and 2016/17.
Mourinho was in charge for the first of those title victories and Matic is relishing linking up with the Portuguese again at Old Trafford.
He told the official United website: "I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.
"I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.
"This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club."
Matic is the third major signing made by the Red Devils so far this summer, with striker Romelu Lukaku having been recruited from Everton and centre-back Victor Lindelof having arrived from Benfica.
They will be charged with helping United improve on a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season – a campaign which saw the men from Manchester win both the EFL Cup and the Europa League.
United are 10/3 to win the Premier League title this season, while they are 1/3 to secure a top-four finish and are 16/1 to triumph in the Champions League.
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