On Monday, United sealed the long awaited deal for Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40 million with the player agreeing a 3 year contract. Jose now has his third signing of the summer.
It is debatable whether Matic was his first choice target to fill the defensive midfield role in the team, strong reports would suggest that Matic could have been third on the famous Mourinho list for that position behind Eric Dier and Radja Nainggolan. There’s no doubt that Mourinho will be delighted to have got this deal over the line though, as this is the one we believe he was referring to that could give him the balance United need in midfield.
The hope now is that the tough tackling Matic sitting just in front of the back four will break up play, give us extra presence in the middle of the park and allow Pogba and Herrera to strut their stuff further up the pitch, as shown below.
Although this sort of signing may not cause a party in the pants of United supporters, we believe that Matic could become the vital cog in the United title chasing machine. Ben made a great point yesterday when he brought it to my attention that a player like the Serbian midfielder is a players player who can go unnoticed during games. Therefore he will not always be appreciated/loved by the United faithful but most definitely will by his team mates.
It remains to be seen now whether Jose will get the 4th and final signing of the summer that he has at times almost been down on his knees begging Woodward for in the last couple of weeks. If you put two and two together its logical that player will be Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, but Ben has said to me on numerous occasions this summer don’t rule out us signing Alexis Sanchez!! 😉
We will be back with another United blog When the next signing is made, in the meantime remember guys…..
M.U.M are the words!!!
Ben & Joe