Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed that he loves playing under Jose Mourinho due to his demanding ways and his winning mentality.
Matic joined United from Chelsea in the summer in a £40 million move, simply so that he could play under Jose Mourinho once again.
It was the second time in Jose’s career that he had signed the Serbian international, having re-signed him from Benfica in 2014 before becoming an integral player for Mourinho when Chelsea won the title in 2015.
Speaking about why he enjoys playing under the now United manager, Matic said:
“He’s special because he wants to win, always,” he said.
“You can see when we lose a game he cannot accept that. Probably that’s why he won more than 20 trophies in his life. It’s very difficult to work with him, because he always wants more and more.
“Even if you win the league, he wants to win again next season. He’s like this and the players need to be ready for that. I like it when the manager always wants better and better, so you have to improve always, always do your best. I like this kind of work, this kind of relationship.
“At this high level at Manchester United, and where I used to play at Chelsea, the players need to be ready for that because the pressure is big.
“Everyone expects you to win every game. Obviously it’s not possible, but supporters always expect. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired or not, supporters want high quality football. It’s normal.”