Nemanja Matić

Squad No. 31
Date of Birth August 1, 1988
Age 34
Height 194cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Šabac
Previous Clubs Chelsea FC

Nemanja Matić is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester United. Beginning his career as an attacking midfielder, Matić changed to some defensive midfielder through his bout at Benfica. He’s famous for his consistent performances on the pitch and his combative style of play.

Matić started his senior career in Kolubara, prior to linking Slovak side Košice in 2007. He moved to English club Chelsea for £1.5 million in 2009. Used sparingly throughout his first spell at Stamford Bridge, he spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse, also in summer of 2011, he transferred to Benfica as a portion of a swap agreement between David Luiz. He won the Primeira Liga Player of the Year award because of his performances in the 2012-13 season. Matić returned to Chelsea in January 2014, for £21 million. He had been appointed in the PFA Team of the Year to its 2014-15 season. In July 2017 , he was reunited with former Chelsea manager José Mourinho after registering for Manchester United.

Matić represented Serbia in under-21 level. He even made his senior international debut in 2008 and scored double in 48 appearances. He was part of Serbia’s team at the 2018 FIFA Worldcup.