Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a reported fee of £40million on a three-year deal.
According to AFP, this is the second time Jose Mourinho has invested in Matic’s talents, having brought him back to Chelsea in 2014 after a successful spell with Benfica.
Matic’s signing also means that this is United’s third summer buy after signing defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
Lindelof was signed for £31million whereas Lukaku was signed for £75million.
Mourinho commented on Matic’s signing, saying: "Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player.
"He represents everything we want in a footballer: loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.
"I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him."
The 28-year-old midfielder said: “I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.
"I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.
"This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club."
Matic not only scored once in 35 Premier League appearances during Chelsea's title-winning 2016-17 season, but also sealed a FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham in April, BBC Sport adds.