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Nemanja Matic ‘is a Jose Mourinho player’ and Roma manager says he is ‘proud’ to be part of outgoing Manchester United midfielder’s history, so is a reunion on the cards?

Nemanja Matic shall be searching for a brand new membership as of the summer season. 

The veteran midfielder, 33, introduced on Friday he shall be leaving Manchester United, the place he has been since 2017, with incoming boss Erik ten Hag set to filter out a few of the fringe gamers.

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Matic has determined to go away Man United on the finish of the season

Mourinho has signed Matic on two occasions as a manager

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Mourinho has signed Matic on two events as a supervisor

He might not be needed by the brand new man, so is a reunion with former supervisor Jose Mourinho an possibility?

When Matic introduced his choice to go away United on Instagram, one of many quantity of people that commented was the present Roma boss, who wrote: “Proud to be a part of your historical past.” This led to plenty of Roma followers asking their coach to deliver him to Serie A and also you wouldn’t wager towards it taking place.

Mourinho has proved up to now that Matic is one participant he loves and the sensation is mutual.

In 2017, the midfielder couldn’t wait to hyperlink up with the supervisor once more when offered with the chance by Manchester United.

“Nemanja is a Manchester United participant and a Jose Mourinho participant,” he mentioned when the participant was unveiled following his switch.

“He represents all the pieces we wish in a footballer – loyalty, consistency, ambition, group participant.

Mourinho has called Matic ‘his guy’, so is it possible someone known to the boss as a team player, will join and help him out at Roma?

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Mourinho has referred to as Matic ‘his man’, so is it potential somebody identified to the boss as a group participant, will be part of and assist him out at Roma?

“I wish to thank him for his want to affix us as a result of with out that, it will be inconceivable to have him right here.”

Mourinho was the person who introduced him again to Chelsea in 2014 a number of years after the membership had used him as a part of the deal to get David Luiz from Benfica.

He would by no means have offered him within the first place.

With Matic within the facet the Blues gained the Premier League, so when Mourinho took over at Previous Trafford folks guessed it wouldn’t be lengthy earlier than he got here again for his favorite.

They’ve had their tough moments, although, and one incident in 2015 stands out. Enjoying towards Southampton, Mourinho determined to substitute Matic, 28 minutes after introducing him in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss.

It was pure humiliation, however his response earned him extra brownie factors together with his boss.

Matic is substituted by Mourinho 28 minutes after coming on during a Premier League match, but was impressed by his reaction to the decision

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Matic is substituted by Mourinho 28 minutes after approaching throughout a Premier League match, however was impressed by his response to the choice

“[Nemanja] Matic, I can not say that I had higher guys than him in my profession,” Mourinho beamed in an interview with The Occasions in 2017.

“And he has with me one thing which marks endlessly, which was a match the place he was on the bench, I play him minute 45 and I took him off minute 70, 75. The press desires a narrative, the press desires blood. My blood, or his blood, or each.

“He was actually unhappy. I used to be additionally unhappy as a result of it’s not one thing good and it’s one thing that I did solely twice in my profession. However the subsequent day he involves me and he says, ‘I’m not blissful, nevertheless it’s my fault. I’m not proud of what you probably did to me, nevertheless it’s my fault, as a result of the best way I used to be taking part in I can perceive the change. So let’s hold going.’

“We didn’t hold going for a very long time as a result of a number of weeks later I used to be sacked. However once more he was one in every of ‘my guys’, was one of many guys that we stored shut throughout these years even not working collectively. So I do know that the large man is there, even with extra maturity.”

Nothing has been agreed but, however you may’t rule out Mourinho as soon as once more linking up with ‘his man’.



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