Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has said that he did not have anything to prove against his former side Chelsea at the weekend, in his side’s 2-1 win.
Romelu Lukaku equalised for United before half-time at Old Trafford, with Jesse Lingard scoring the winner that pushed José Mourinho’s side back up to second in the table.
United improved as the game went on, and despite Lukaku receiving most of the plaudits for his goal and assist, Matic was quietly impressive in the heart of midfield.
Following the game, he said: “I played for Chelsea for three-and-a-half years and I gave my best to win against them and show my quality again.
“I didn’t have anything to prove to them. I wanted to show my new club that I deserve to wear this Manchester United shirt.
“This was a big win and I hope the team will continue like this because every game in this league is a war.”
Matic is yet to really open up about his £35m move from Stamford Bridge, and kept it that way when he was asked about his former side.
“I don’t want to speak about why I left Chelsea. I will keep that to myself. I’m happy in Manchester and that’s it. Moving to United was good for me. I play for a big club,” he added.
It seems like the Serbian just wants to get his head down and play, which is working for the meantime, as he has been a key member of United’s season so far.