Matic: Decision to join was easy

Nemanja Matic said it was 'a very easy decision' to join Manchester United from Premier League champions Chelsea.

The £40m signing has linked up with Jose Mourinho for the second time, having played under the Portuguese boss at Stamford Bridge.

The Serbian international said the prospect of working with Mourinho at United made it a straightforward choice to leave Chelsea, where he has won two league titles in three seasons.

Asked by MUTV why he left the defending champions for Old Trafford, Matic said: -Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world.

-Also, my wish was to train with Jose and, of course, when you have a coach like him and a club like Manchester, you don't need to think a lot so my decision was very easy, he added.

On the chance to work with Mourinho again, Matic added: -He is a great coach and, when I worked with him before, he always took the best from me.

United continue their pre-season preparations on Wednesday when they face Sampdoria at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Matic, who was training apart from the Chelsea’s first-team squad before completing his transfer, faces a race to be ready for the Premier League opening fixture at home to West Ham on August 13th.

But he is excited about United's trophy potential this season, starting with the UEFA Super Cup final against Champions League winners Real Madrid in Macedonia on August 8th.