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Matic enjoys working with demanding Mourinho

2018-03-20 07:34
Nemanja Matic. (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's driven methods and high expectations will bring the club more success.

The 29-year-old midfielder has always admired Mourinho, with whom he won the Premier League title at Chelsea in 2015, before being reunited at Old Trafford ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Matic was praised by the Portuguese coach after scoring United's second goal in the 2-0 FA Cup win against Brighton on Saturday night, which secured a place in semi-final date with Tottenham at Wembley next month.

"I haven't had many managers in my life but he is special because he wants to win, always," the Serbia international told the club's official website.

"You can see when we lose a game, he cannot accept that. Probably that's why he won more than 20 trophies in his life.

"He always wants more and more. Even if you win the league, he wants to win again next season. He is like this and the players need to be ready for that.

"I like it when the manager always wants better and better, so you have to improve, always. Always do your best. I like this kind of work, this kind of relationship. I'm happy.

"At this high level and Manchester United and where I used to play Chelsea, the pressure is big. Everyone expects you to win every game. Obviously it is not possible, but supporters always expect.

"It doesn't matter if you are tired or not, supporters want high-quality football. It is normal."

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