Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic believes he doesn't have anything to prove to his old employers Chelsea, after transferring from Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The Serb has excelled in United's midfield since the £40m switch, and has pleasantly surprised a previously dubious section of Red Devils supporters who weren't convinced by his signing.
The 29-year-old has been a mainstay in the side under Jose Mourinho, and has been speaking ahead of his return to face the Blues on Sunday.
He said, as quoted by the Metro: "I feel when I played there, I showed them my quality. We won the title twice and also two cups, so I don’t have to prove to them anything. I just have to prove something to my new club. I don’t know [what recepetion I’ll get].
"When I played there I always gave 100%. I’m sure they respect that but if not I don’t really care."
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It appears that United's gain has been Chelsea's loss, with their replacement for Matic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, struggling to adapt to Premier League life thus far.
The Frenchman has been tasked with carrying out the same role as Matic once did, but hasn't yet hit the ground running following his big money move from Monaco in the summer.
Matic will be hoping to help United get one over on his old side on Sunday and will be targeting all three points to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.