Nemanja Matic is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United. After starting his career as an attacking midfielder, Matic moved to a defensive midfielder during his time at Benfica. He is known for his consistent play on the pitch and his strategic style of play. Matic started his career at Kolubara before moving to Slovakian Kosice in 2007. In 2009, he joined English club Chelsea for £1.5 million. At Stamford Bridge, he spent the 2010-11 season on loan from Dutch. . club Vitesse, and in the summer of 2011 he moved to Benfica as part of an exchange deal involving David Luiz. He received the Primeira Player of the Year award for his performances in the 2012-13 season. Matic returned to Chelsea in January 2014 for £21m. He was named the PFA Team of the Year for the 2014-15 season.