English Premiership

Matic hoping to emulate Vidic at Man Utd

2017-08-01 11:31
Nemanja Matic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United's latest signing, Nemanja Matic, is determined to enjoy the same level of success his Serbian compatriot Nemanja Vidic had at the club.

The 28-year-old completed his move to Old Trafford from Chelsea on Monday for a reported £40million transfer fee and is eager to claim silverware at United, where Vidic won five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

"Vidic was a great player, he was one of the players I looked to be similar to because he had a great career," the 28-year-old told MUTV.

"He was the leader of our national team and it's great to be at the same club, like him. I'll try to do my best to repeat what he did. I know it's going to be hard but I don't want him to tell me one day 'what are you doing there?'."

The move to United sees Matic reunite with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, under whom he won the Premier League title in 2015, before winning it again last season with Antonio Conte.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.