Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United this weekend, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he was surprised when he was offered to sign Nemanja Matic during the summer.
“I was surprised when [Matic’s] agent called me to say, ‘Do you want him?'” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“I was surprised, but he’s an agent I know well.
“Normally he’s very direct and objective, he doesn’t waste time, he doesn’t try to get people to be interested in his players to improve their situation at their club.
“Normally he’s very straightforward, so when he told me, ‘You can have him if you want,’ of course I want.”