Antonio Conte explains why he's so annoyed with the Matic sale

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Août 13, 2017

The 29-year-old, who has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea in three seasons, completed a £40m move to Old Trafford to become Jose Mourinho's third signing of the transfer window.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says he has "no doubt" that Nemanja Matic's move from Chelsea to Old Trafford was not sanctioned by Blues manager Antonio Conte.

"Tiemoue Bakayoko was very impressive a year ago, he's very physical".

"There is a lot of games, it's a long season but I expect us to do well".

The Belgium worldwide, signed from Everton for a reported initial fee of £75 million last month, netted in the second half of his competitive debut in United's 2-1 UEFA Super Cup loss on Tuesday.

"We played against a very good side". "But they are very experienced and they also had some chances to score another because at the end we tried to go with everything to score and they had some counter-attacks. It would be silly to dismiss Chelsea after the way they played so dominantly past year but looking at the teams, I think City and United will be up there and the teams to watch".

"I think in the moments where they were moving more the ball, of course it was hard for us in the midfield".

"There is very rarely such big transfers between champions to clubs that are challenging them and it is a odd move". He was good in some games, inexperienced in others.

Lukaku had earlier ballooned a shot over the crossbar with the goal gaping but reacted smartly to steer the ball home after Matic's effort had been parried by Keylor Navas.

Mourinho believes United's players - old and new - head into Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham with "a positive feeling and great experience".

"We have Cesc Fabregas and we are trying to find another midfielder".

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