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Mourinho stunned Chelsea allowed Matic to make Man Utd move

14 August, 2017, 04:36 | Author: Joan Malone
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The Serbia global played a key role in the Chelsea team that won the top-flight title with two games to spare in Antonio Conte's first season last term.

'There were a few conversations with my agent. "I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well", he said. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him. "He is strong, but he also has good movement around the field and if I am playing as a defender then I would not like to play against him!"

'Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I'm very happy at Chelsea'.

"The two wing-backs are pushed very high and we attack with numbers, so for us at the back in terms of balance you have to have some sort of protection and they gave us that last season".

"Matic was a big player for Chelsea last season and even though they have sign players to replace him, he is going to be missed and possibly just as significantly, he strengthens Manchester United, there is no doubt about that".

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Mourinho has won the League title in his second full campaign in charge of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again.

"Only last week he was 29, with five years in the Premier League and lots of experience".

The Brazilian saw himself fall behind Pedro and Eden Hazard in the pecking order and was linked with a Stamford Bridge exit earlier this summer. Each one has his merits'. It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us.

Matic was an integral part of Mourinho's Chelsea side which won the Premier League in 2015 and the Portuguese admitted he initially felt as though he had "no chance" of being reunited with the Serb at Old Trafford.

However, the English champions are looking short on options in midfield following Matic's controversial move to Manchester United.

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