Manchester United has announced the signing of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a fee believed to be £40million.

Matic made 40 appearances in all competitions last season but he will see his role diminish this coming season after the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco.

The Red Devils also announced that the midfielder will wear the number 31 shirt.

 

Matic, formerly of Benfica is expected to play deepest in a midfield three with Paul Pogba and Spaniard Ander Herrera.

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