I thought Chelsea won't sell Matic to Manchester United - Mourinho

Juan Mata made sure everyone knew the key role Nemanja Matic played in Manchester United's opening goal against West Ham, pointing out the Serb during the celebrations. My dedication to my job is always at the maximum, even more now than when I started, and I believe at the end of the season we will see the results.

Matic was Manchester United's best player in an otherwise disappointing 2-1 loss to La Liga champions Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday night.

'I thought about Matic but I never like to go to players where I think it's an impossible mission (to sign them). Then I heard that he wanted to join United and could make it happen. "Not just for his qualities but also for my relationship with him, the way I know him, the way he knows me".

"He's the best that I've ever seen in the Premier League, in the last sort of seven or eight years anyway".

The Red Devils started the new Premier League campaign with the chance to move ahead of title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool after the pair dropped points on Saturday. He's one of these players that gives me what I like in players, which is consistency.

'I'm on fire, ' he smiled when asked to describe his mood.

"Matic plays normally here [gestures to a height with hand], and sometimes a little bit here [adjusts hand slightly] and sometimes a little bit there [lowers hand slightly] but Matic is Matic". I trust that the player is going to perform, so I think he is a fantastic signing'.

Although it is still the beginning of the season, Mourinho's side has had a completely different sense of confidence with Matic in their ranks.

"And that's something I really like in players - consistency".

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