Mourinho signed former striker Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic to bring some familiarity to his squad, having worked with the pair during his time as Chelsea manager.

While Lukaku left Stamford Bridge for Everton early on in Mourinho’s second spell in charge, the Portuguese said: “Lukaku was my player as a kid.

“He left (Chelsea) because he was thinking he deserves more opportunity, but he’s such a good guy that during these years we were in close contact with a good relationship,” Mourinho told the Sunday Times. “So I knew he was an intelligent guy with a positive attitude.”

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On Matic, Mourinho added: “I cannot say that I had better guys than him in my career.”

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-boss-jose-mourinho-maintained-a-good-relationship-with-romelu-lukaku-and-nemanja-a3631311.html