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Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic perfect player for me'

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho brands Nemanja Matic "the perfect player" for his style of management.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has branded Nemanja Matic "the perfect player" for his style of management.

Matic joined United on a three-year contract late last month after the Red Devils had reached an agreement with Chelsea.

Mourinho also re-signed the 29-year-old for Chelsea in 2014, and the boss has paid tribute to the Serbian midfielder, who could make his Premier League debut for the 20-time English champions against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

"When I joined Manchester United last year, I thought immediately that we needed a kind of Matic. There are not many – there are just a couple – but I thought that," Mourinho told United's official website.

"This season, when I got the call that Matic wants to play for me and for Manchester United, and he can make it happen, I thought he's the perfect player for me. Not just for his qualities but also for my relationship with him, the way I know him, the way he knows me."

Matic has helped Chelsea win the Premier League title in two of the last three seasons.

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