Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic believes that he has nothing to prove when he returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as United take on Chelsea.
Matic, 28, moved to United in August for a fee of £40m after spending three years at The Blues. The Serbian also had an earlier spell at Chelsea between 2009 and 2011.
Speaking about facing his former team for the first time since his move to Manchester, Matic said: “I feel when I played there, I showed them my quality. We won the title twice and also two cups, so I don’t have to prove to them anything. I just have to prove something to my new club.”
The United midfielder is also indifferent to the reception he will receive from the Chelsea faithful.
“I don’t know. When I played there I always gave 100%. I’m sure they respect that but if not I don’t really care,” continued the Matic.
The Serbian international has added much needed stability to United’s midfield and struck up a very good partnership with Paul Pogba in the middle of the park before the Frenchman went down with a thigh injury in September.
Chelsea’s decision to sell Matic to a direct rival caught many by surprise but the former Benfica midfielder is more than happy with life in Manchester.
“The only thing I can say is that I am happy to be part of this club,” he said. “I’m happy to be working with Mourinho. That’s all I can say. As I said, when I played at Chelsea I give always my best to help the team but now Manchester United is my club and I will try to win there,” said Matic.