For arguably our most important game of last season, the Europa Cup final, we stared; Pogba, Herrera and Fellaini in midfield. However if we played that game today hopefully Matic would take Fellaini's place and we would be a better team because of it. Matic is a better all-round midfielder than what we already have, barring Pogba and Herrera, he is also better than either Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger who we let go. Our best run of form last season was with a Carrick in a three man midfield. However we cannot play Carrick every game - he wouldn't last until Christmas - so the acid test will be; does the insertion of Matic make us a better midfield and therefore a better team. I don't think there is any question that he would fit into a three man midfield and allowing Pogba and Herrera to do what they do best. Mourinho obviously has enough faith in Matic he can play a role in any formation the United want to play next season; 3-5-2 or 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 (we don't have the winger to think abut a 4-4-2). I may be deluding myself but I believe that a few years from now we will look back at the transfer and say it was the catalyst that caused a run of great season after great season.
On a side note; I DO NOT think the signing Matic means that Fellaini should be shown the door, he has a role to play in this squad. He should never be played as a Defensive Midfielder, instead play him as a false striker to hold up the ball for others.
I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Football. Bloody hell.