What They Said: Chelsea new boy ready for Man Utd action, Van Persie backs Moyes
The Blues resigned their former player from Benfica for a reported fee of £21m. Matic left the club three years ago as a part of the £25m deal which saw David Luiz come the other way.
Matic’s return to Chelsea for the second time has strengthened few areas of weakness. Frank Lampard is fast approaching the end of his career, Michael Essien not the same force any more, John Obi Mikel flattered to deceive, although he has been at the club since 2006 while young guns like Van Ginkel and Oriol are yet to establish as first-team regulars.
He added: “Chelsea are a very good team and have very good young players. In the next few years Chelsea will show power.
“Moyes needs time, he’s new,” said Van Persie. “The manager is our leading man and he will change things around.”
“We lost too many points this year, but we are doing everything we can to change that,” said the 30-year-old Dutchman.
Manchester United are currently sitting in 7th place in the league and are out of the FA Cup, but Moyes has guided them to the last 16 of the Champions League and as well as the League Cup semifinals.