Manchester United new signing Nemanja Matic considers his club one of the best in the world.
Matic spent three-and-a-half years in his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the Premier League title twice and moved to United for £40million after missing Chelsea’s pre season tour of Asia.
“Definitely, everyone knows what Manchester United is about. When you say Manchester United, it is different, ” the midfielder told Sky Sports.
“Also Chelsea is a big club, Benfica are the biggest club in Portugal. But Manchester is Manchester.
“When I came here for the first day, I could feel that the people at the club help you every day if you need something and supporters are very important for this club.
“After every training session, they are waiting for us outside the training ground to take pictures, to give a signature so I think the club is one of the biggest in the world.
“Maybe you have two or three clubs similar to United, but Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world for sure.”
Matic hinted that the presence of his former manager Mourinho played a part in his decision to sign for United.
“He (Mourinho) was very important for me. He bought me to Chelsea from Benfica and now when I decided to come to Manchester, he was a reason to come here.
“Mourinho was the reason and so was the club, Manchester United, so you don’t need to think a lot about if you are going to come.
“My decision was very quick and very clear.”