Nemanja Matic reveals why he tried to make Jose Mourinho angry at the World Cup

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Nemanja Matic reveals why he tried to make Jose Mourinho 'angry' at the World Cup
Nemanja Matics Serbia have been knocked out of the World Cup (Picture: Getty)

Nemanja Matic admits he tried to make Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho angry by taking Serbia to the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Before the tournament started in Russia, Mourinho joked that he wanted Serbia to get knocked out early because Matic needs a holiday.

Serbia beat Costa Rica in their opening World Cup game but defeats to Switzerland and Brazil saw them dumped out of the tournament.

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I saw that Mourinho said that he wanted me to go home early, Matic, who joined Manchester United from Chelsea last summer, said.

I tried to make him angry! I tried to get Serbia to the group stages, but unfortunately we are out of the World Cup.

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Of course, he wants his players to be fresh for a good pre-season because, as you know, English football is very hard.

Nemanja Matic reveals why he tried to make Jose Mourinho 'angry' at the World Cup
Brazil dumped Serbia out of the tournament (Picture: Getty)

We have a long championship, we have the Champions League, we have two cup competitions so I understand it, but I gave everything to get us through the group stage.

Meanwhile, fellow Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has committed his future to the club by putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal.

Fellainis previous contract expired in July and the Belgian star was expected to leave.

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After signing a deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2020, Fellaini said: I made this decision because I am very happy here.

I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve. I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always shown in me.

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