Leaked Picture Appears To Show First Picture Of Matic As A Manchester United Player
No sooner had the news of Nemanja Matic being close to joining Manchester United been broken, than pictures of the Serbian midfielder in a United training kit had been leaked online.
The 28-year-old has reportedly been agreed upon a move to Old Trafford for a month now, with his exit from Stamford Bridge delayed due to Chelsea wanting to make sure their deal for Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko was secured before agreeing to let Matic leave.
Today, Sky Sports broke the news that Matic's impending move to United was all but done, although it is believed the initial £40 million fee may have increased to £50 million.
Pogba when Matic arrives. pic.twitter.com/SndtNO9ZK0- Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) July 30, 2017
And now it would appear that Matic is already in fact a United player, if this leaked photograph of the former Benfica man in United's Adidas training gear is anything to go by.
Clearer picture of Nemanja Matic, who has today joined Manchester United for £40m. Solid signing. pic.twitter.com/lcxF1xmHSD- The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 30, 2017
New training top and the number 31 is free. Definitely looks real to me.- The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 30, 2017
While there has been no official confirmation from either Chelsea or United regarding the deal being done, it would appear from this picture that the Serbia international is indeed a Red Devil.
Also, judging by the number on his training kit, Matic has replaced Bastian Schweinsteiger (now at Chicago Fire) as United's number 31. The 28-year-old had worn the 21 shirt at Stamford Bridge, but that number is worn by Ander Herrera at Old Trafford.
United fans, are you happy with Matic's arrival or would you have preferred another option such as Fabinho or Eric Dier?
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