Jose Mourinho says Nemanja Matic wants Manchester United move 'very, very much'

Posted July 31, 2017

Fellaini is a physically imposing midfielder known for his combative displays, aerial threat and ability to wind up opposition players.

"It's easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane. Forget it. He's very important for me".

His departure comes as United zone in on Nemanja Matic, who is having a medical at United today. That shirt has been left vacant by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

"I'm waiting for news".

Lukaku appears very comfortable in the shirt of the Red Devils, and he played with confidence as he linked with Pogba through the middle.

After that chance though the game became very scrappy as the hosts started to have more of the ball without creating any clear cut chances of their own.

"I think we have a chance but in football until it's official..."

Quizzed about the picture featuring Matic, Mourinho added: "I don't know because I was not there".

"No. 31 is a free number".

Just minutes into the second half, Lukaku thumped home a powerful header to double the visitors' lead, and in doing so confirmed another strength of his which will make United more risky as the game goes on this season - aerial ability. Scott McTominay capped a rewarding afternoon's work for the Reds by clipping home a third in the 70th minute. We want to try to avoid a Mourinho season.

"He needs time and we are going to give him his time to develop", said the United manager.

As already mentioned with Fellaini, United needed to go aerial to salvage points and European ties last season and expect it to be more of the same for Mourinho's second year.

"Two years ago the team ended the league in 10th place and we want to try to avoid this".

In response to this, Mourinho replied with a not-too-subtle dig at Antonio Conte's hair. That said, the Norwegian side hardly ventured into the Man United half during the first period.