Mourinho reveals the agent call which helped Man Utd land Matic

Mourinho reveals the agent call which helped Man Utd land Matic

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that he was left surprised when Nemanja Matic's agent called him and offered him in the summer. Antonio Conte was questioned on the same during the time, but Italian firmly refused to comment anything on it and simply replied by telling reporters to ask the board.

The Portuguese received a call from Matic's agent over the summer offering him the chance to buy the Serbian.

"I was surprised. But he's an agent that I know well and normally he's very direct, very objective".

McTominay has made two Champions League appearances for United this season but is still awaiting his Premier League debut.

Manchester United are preparing for their crunch clash against Chelsea in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. I'm sure he is the future of Manchester United and I enjoy playing with him because he also works really hard and is very confident.

His absence from Chelsea's midfield will be highlighted further should N'Golo Kante fail to recover from a hamstring injury.

He continued: 'Honestly if I wanted to risk him I could do this against Bournemouth, I could do this against Roma. For us, you have given another player to another big team.

But Conte is once again hopeful that his star midfielder can play a part when United visit Stamford Bridge at the weekend, though will not take any risks with his fitness.

"But then it becomes something normal". I walk down the street and outside the football heat, outside the football environment, especially in the area where I live, I get so many Chelsea supporters and I didn't have a single one that isn't nice.

Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as Tottenham Hotspur who welcome Crystal Palace on Sunday, will be hoping Arsene Wenger's men can cause an upset at the Etihad and blow the title race wide open.

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