Manchester United splashed heavy money in the last summer transfer to reinforce the squad for new coach Jose Mourinho. But after playing 21 matches, United still sit in the sixth position on the table and are already ruled out of the title race.
Nevertheless, Mourinho aims to end among the top four and is ready to further strengthen his squad. Once again, the former Chelsea boss is looking to sign Blues star Nemanja Matic.
In June last year, Matic was linked with a move to the Old Trafford club, but he eventually stayed at Chelsea.
However, Mirror have reported that Mourinho has already handed Ed Woodward a list of players that he wants to sign next summer. After Morgan Schneiderlin moved to Everton, the red devils obviously need a top quality defensive midfielder and Mourinho is ready to bring in Matic.
The Serbian international was a key member of the squad when Chelsea won the Premier League title in 2014-15 under Mourinho, and he is aware of the player’s qualities.
Matic is a strong Defensive Midfielder who occasionally move forward to provide support in the attack as well.
He has been in fine form under the management of Antonio Conte and it is very obvious Conte won’t let him go. In 20 league outings so far this season, he has provided 7 league assists and currently earns £90,000-a-week.