Conte regrets Matic sale to Manchester United

Mourinho hails Lukaku & Matic despite open goal miss defensive blunders

Mourinho hails Lukaku & Matic despite open goal miss defensive blunders

United sealed a £40m deal for Matic last month, with the move not appearing to have been well received by Blues manager Antonio Conte, who has struggled to disguise his annoyance in a summer when Chelsea have failed to land some of his top transfer targets.

Then I heard that he wanted to join United and could make it happen.

Yet Matic, whose parried shot created the opportunity for Lukaku to find the net, has no worries about his new colleague, citing the confidence boost that came with the goal.

But Mourinho was nevertheless impressed with his former Chelsea charge: "I think he played really well, I think in the moment they were moving the ball well of course was hard for us in the midfield".

"I heard whispers at the back end of last season that he wanted to go and even if the club can not come out and say too much about that, maybe there was an element of that in play here when this deal went through".

The Daily Mail report Willian said: "He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".

"I am very happy to have him because he is one of those players with no question marks".

Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League during his time in the Man Utd midfield, also identified the benefits a player like Matic can have on the rest of the team.

"Only last week he was 29, with five years in the Premier League and lots of experience".

"I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one".

"He is a fantastic signing".

He confessed to reporters that he is relishing the pressure to improve in the upcoming Premier League campaign, which kicks off against West Ham on Sunday.

"It's the way I trust the player is going to perform, so I think it was a fantastic signing for us".

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