Matic reunited with Mourinho in Rome

Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic has joined Italian club Roma following his departure from Manchester United.

The 33-yr-previous, who exposed in April that he would be leaving Old Trafford at the finish of the year, is reunited with former United boss Jose Mourinho for a third time.

The pair ended up collectively at Chelsea the place Matic received Leading League titles in 2015 and 2017 – the first underneath Mourinho.

A Roma statement explained Matic experienced agreed a 1-year agreement.

Matic, who invested 5 many years at United immediately after becoming a member of from Chelsea, extra: “I am happy and honoured to be joining this club and I simply cannot wait around to begin the new year with my workforce-mates.

“Roma is a large club, with awesome followers and a mentor, Jose Mourinho, who is well regarded to anyone – generating the decision to appear listed here pretty uncomplicated.”

“I hope that by working jointly we are in a position to obtain some wonderful things.”

Matic produced extra than 100 Leading League appearances for the duration of his spell at Outdated Trafford following arriving from Chelsea for PS40 million ($A70 million) in 2017, but started only 16 times very last year.

Chelsea first signed him from Kosice in 2009, but he moved on to Benfica soon after restricted match time in 2011 before returning to Stamford Bridge for PS21m ($A37m) in 2014.

Roma’s general manager Tiago Pinto additional: “Nemanja provides with him to Roma not just a ton of high-quality on the pitch, but the large knowledge he has obtained from so many seasons in the Premier League and a concentrate and mentality that has consistently set him aside through his occupation.”

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