Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is delighted to be working with Nemanja Matic again.

Mourinho has worked with many a great player during his spells in charge of the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid.

But few, he reckons, are at Matic’s level.

“Matic, I cannot say that I had better guys than him in my career,” Mourinho told The Times.

“He was one of ‘my guys’, was one of the guys that we kept close during these years even not working together. So I know that the big man is there, even with more maturity.”