Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Nemanja Matic on a three-year deal

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in a three-year deal valued at £40million. The 28-year-old who will earn £140,000 a week will wear the No 31 at United.

Speaking on the Serbian international’s move, Jose Mourinho said: “Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player. I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31.”

Nemanja Matic said: “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.”