Manchester United summer signing Nemanja Matic is confident he’ll be able to build a solid partnership with Paul Pogba in central midfield.
He signed from Chelsea this summer in a deal worth around £40m and it’s clear to see why Jose Mourinho has signed him twice at two different clubs as he’s quickly endeared himself to fans.
The Serbian put in a spectacular performance in the opening game of the Premier League season as he claimed the club’s Man of the Match award with 74 per cent of votes cast by supporters.
Speaking about his role, Matic is delighted to be playing alongside Pogba.
“I think we play together very well,” he said. “We help each other. I have to say he played good in attack and also helped a lot when we were defending. He always played next to me. We are there on the pitch to fight for each other. We will continue like this and I’m happy to have him in the team.”
His arrival has been a massive boost for the squad and his presence in the defensive midfield role will allow Pogba to get more creative in his role and enjoy attacking without having to worry about defending so much.
Not only did Matic prove he can control a game, but against West Ham, we also got to saw him dribbling the ball, keeping possession and showcasing his exceptional skill.