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Manchester United complete signing of Matic

Manchester United complete signing of Matic

To get three out of four, I thank the club for that. "I wouldn't want to face them in the Champions League". Mourinho has fielded him in the centre of the pitch in the pre-season and his ability to feature anywhere will give United manager more options while deciding his starting lineup. Not an inherited bunch of players with a couple of stop-gap additions to get Mourinho over the hump of a first season in charge.

City led the charge of big spenders in the close season, shelling out almost £100m on a pair of full-backs alone.

The final position Mourinho could strengthen is left-back as it was something of a problem area for United last season - although the newspaper does say Mourinho is ready to give Luke Shaw another chance after being impressed with his response to a frustrating campaign previous year. "If you do that you have the risk of even more punishment but it's a decision I will leave with him". There is a good mix of experience, talent and potential with many of our core players yet to reach their peak. Pogba appears to have no shortage of belief in the way that he conducts himself from the outside, nevertheless he still needs to know that the coach views him at the highest calibre.

IN: Victor Lindelof (£30.75m, Benfica), Romelu Lukaku (£75m, Everton), Nemanja Matic (£40m, Chelsea).

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Meanwhile, United were keen to bring in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, but the club's refusal to bend on their valuation has seen the Red Devils' two bids get rejected.

With De Gea between the sticks, Manchester United are bound to continue excelling defensively, giving Valencia plenty of opportunities to pick up clean sheet points as well. After a long summer overseas, you wonder if United will be ready to hit the ground running when they face West Ham on August 13th. "Matic is very much a signing for Mourinho's time, his birthday was this week [he turned 29], it's not an investment for 10 years down the line, he's buying something for the next four or five years".

"I just want to make sure that I can show everyone at the training ground and inside the stadium what I can do", he explained.


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