There’s a sweet purring sound going on in the Transfer Tavern today by the Manchester United fans and it’s over their new midfield idol.
One of the surprise signings of the summer in the Tavern was Nemanja Matic moving to Old Trafford to reunite with his former boss Jose Mourinho.
A £40m fee for a 29-year-old, who was talked about as if his best days were over had many of our punters believing United had been done big time by their Premier League rivals.
However, the contrast in performances since then between the two clubs as mainly been done to one midfield general – Matic, who has seriously impressed at Old Trafford.
The Serbian has been the plug United have been looking for a fair few seasons according to our regular Mancunians. Indeed, his ball stopping and ability to protect the back four to let the front men play with freedom has been a revelation.
Knowing there’s an absolute brute behind them to mop up has allowed the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku to flourish.
As a result, our landlord believes he is Mourinho’s best signing in all the transfer windows he’s had. So, we’re asking United fans, what are your feelings?
Is Matic Mourinho’s best ever signing?