Phil Neville: Manchester United's title bid strengthened by signing of Nemanja Matic

Phil Neville: Manchester United's title bid strengthened by signing of Nemanja Matic

Matic won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup across two spells at Chelsea.

"We have to rest well because we have a very important game on Sunday against West Ham", Matic said. If Nathaniel Chalobah or Ruben Loftus-Cheek were still there they could get rid of Matic and play a younger kid.

Former Manchester United defender Neville didn't hold back in his criticism of Chelsea for their decision to sell an important player to their title rivals.

However, the English champions are looking short on options in midfield following Matic's controversial move to Manchester United.

"Chelsea have broken up that partnership and strengthened their rivals".

He has been heavily linked with Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and £48m-rated Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, as well as a number of full-backs, but United have been frustrated in their attempts ahead of the opening Premier League game of the season at home to West Ham on Sunday.

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"Chelsea are weaker than last season - no Diego Costa, no Matic - and I'm concerned for them".

But the report adds that senior Blues figures are reluctant to spend big on a fourth signing after already splashing the cash on Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger. Will he gel alongside Kante?

Neville had his say on the matter at the Premier League launch in London today.

The 23-year-old struggled in stages of United's pre-season but Mourinho insists the Sweden global will be given enough time to settle in at the club.

"He did well as Chelsea won the league a year ago, but he didn't go back to the level of 2014/15 and Cesc Fabregas was playing a lot more in the second half of last season".

Matic was speaking after making his competitive United debut, playing the entirety of Tuesday's 2-1 UEFA Super Cup loss to Real Madrid despite having had only 45 pre-season minutes in red under his belt.

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