Matic delighted to be reunited with Jose

As expected, Nemanja Matic has completed his £40m move from Chelsea to Manchester United and is happy to be back with former boss Jose Mourinho.

“I am delighted to have joined Manchester United,” he said after completing his first training session with his new club. “To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

“I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.

“This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club.”

Mourinho was beaming with delight too, adding: “Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.

“I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31.”

Matic is expected to make his debut in United;s last pre-season friendly against Sampdoria in Dublin on Wednesday, ahead of their UEFA Super Cup clash against Real Madrid in Skopje, Macedonia on 8th August.

It looks like those pics circulating on social media weren’t Photoshopped after all!