Manchester United legend urges former club to sign Chelsea midfielder this summer

Solenn Plantier
Июля 6, 2017

Former Manchester United player Nicky Butt has praised Nemanja Matic's work ethic amid reports that the club are interested in signing him.

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Mourinho is in the market for a new defensive midfielder and Butt, who made over 380 appearances for United, believes the Chelsea midfielder would be the flawless fit.

The Portuguese coach worked with Matic at Chelsea, but the Serbian's future at Stamford Bridge has plunged into doubt due to rumours that the Premier League champions are closing in on AS Monaco'sTiemoue Bakayoko.

"He's the type of player who'd be happy to sit in front of back four", Butt told Unibet.

"He does the work that is appreciated by his teammates".

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly eager to be reunited with the Serbia global after the pair won the Premier League with Chelsea back in 2014-15 and Matic could be the ideal player to free up the likes of Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera at Old Trafford. At Chelsea, I brought in Shaun Wright-Phillips, who was the best player at Manchester City or Ashley Cole from Arsenal.

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