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Nemanja Matic is a midfielder who was born on 1st August 1988 and plays for Manchester United. His youth career saw him move from Red Star Belgrade to Partizan before eventually making his senior debut for Kolubara. He then signed for MFK Kosice before moving to Chelsea in 2009. Matic made just a handful of appearances for the club before he was sent to Benfica as part of the deal for Chelsea to sign David Luiz. Having previously been a creative player, Matic was converted into a more defensive-minded midfielder and became a key figure for Benfica. In January 2014, Chelsea bought Matic back for a fee of around £21 million.