NEMANJA MATIC has claimed that it has always been his dream to play for Manchester United.
The Serb swapped Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford in the summer in a deal worth £40million.
Matic had a highly successful spell wth the Blues, clinching two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup.
But he claims that is was always his desire to swap west London for Manchester and when Jose Mourinho came knocking it was too good an opportunity to turn down.
Matic has already played 20 games this season and has embedded into the United midfield seamlessly.
“To play for Manchester United has always been a dream of mine,” Matic told Scandinavian supporters’ magazine United-Supporteren.
“I’m living my dream now, and of course I have a dream about winning the league with United.
“I still remember I watched the Champions League final in 1999 on the television.
“I know everything, or at least almost everything, about Manchester United.
“United was a big team back then.”
Matic won the Premier league title with Chelsea last season and is hoping to complete the same feat with the Red Devils this campaign.
However, United trail league-leaders Manchester City by eight points.
His side return to action against Watford tonight (8pm).