Nemanja Matic Season Stats Prove Just How Much A Bargain He Was
In the summer Nemanja Matic' move from Chelsea to Manchester United looked like a very good one for the Red Devils. Since the season started it looks even better for the Red Devils.
Jose Mourinho targeted a defensive midfielder in the summer as he wanted to give his defence more protection whilst also giving Paul Pogba more freedom to attack.
He wanted to sign a former player of his in Nemanja Matic but the problem was whether or not Chelsea would sell him, especially in light of the Red Devils 'stealing' Romelu Lukaku from under the Blues noses.
Lukaku has been an instant hit at Old Trafford after he looked certain to go to Stamford Bridge. Image: PA
But like with Petr Cech in the past the 29 year old was rewarded for his previous loyalty to Chelsea by being allowed to move even though Antonio Conte wanted him to stay.
So the former Benfica player moved to Old Trafford to the happiness of United fans and their happiness has only increased with the Serb's performances.
And the list of his stats from the season up to now prove just how good he's been:
Nemanja Matic is going about his business quietly and proving all his doubters wrong. What a signing he's turning out to be! pic.twitter.com/ZJXYkEc7Kv- The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 18, 2017
Matic vs Everton:- Fergie's Fledglings (@RedDevilTimes) September 18, 2017
Most possession gained (12)
Most touches (99)
Most passes (83)
Most accuracy (90.4%)
Most distance covered (11.71km)
And United fans continue to sum up how they feel about the fact that one of their title contenders allowed them to sign a player who is now becoming one of their most important players:
Every week I find it stranger and stranger that Chelsea let us have Matic. He's been brilliant. Makes a huge difference to us.- Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) September 17, 2017
Surely everyone can now see what a terrible mistake it was of Chelsea to sell Nemanja Matić to Manchester United? He has been immense.- Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 18, 2017
Come the end of the season there's every chance that United signing Matic will come to be seen as the signing of the summer.
And if United do end up as champions how much will Chelsea regret signing him?