Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United are the biggest club he has played for after making the £40million move from Chelsea this summer.
The Serb won the Premier League title twice during his time at Stamford Bridge, but after following Jose Mourinho to United he believes his career has taken another step forward.
Mourinho earmarked Matic as the linchpin of his midfield this season and was determined to prise him away from Chelsea in a bid to bolster his side and mount a serious charge for the title.
When asked if United are the biggest club he’s played for, Matic told Sky Sports: ‘Definitely, everyone knows what Manchester United is about.
‘When you say Manchester United, it is different. Also Chelsea is a big club, Benfica are the biggest club in Portugal. But Manchester is Manchester.
‘When I came here for the first day, I could feel that the people at the club help you every day if you need something and supporters are very important for this club.
‘After every training session, they are waiting for us outside the training ground to take pictures, to give a signature so I think the club is one of the biggest in the world.
‘Maybe you have two or three clubs similar to United, but Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world for sure.’
Matic started in United’s opening game of the season as they blitzed past West Ham in a convincing 4-0 win at Old Trafford.
Mourinho’s men will travel to South Wales to face Swansea this weekend, who have lost talisman Gyli Sigurdsson to Everton, hoping to continue their impressive start to the campaign.