Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's decision of selling Matic to Man United

Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's decision of selling Matic to Man United

"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 made a decision to call time on his second spell at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea emerged victorious in their chase of ex-Monaco man Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Serb was one of Chelsea's most consistent talents as they swept to the Premier League title in manager Antonio Conte's first season in charge.

"He needs to play regularly, he's a player I trust a lot".

"There's pressure, but coming for £40 million from Monaco after a great season, the pressure was going to be there regardless", Lampard added.

"It is just how he uses that talent in the team". It comes with the habit of playing in that kind of situation, of playing with better players. "He's working very well and starting to understand or idea of football". You would applaud that but those players aren't even at the club now.

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With Diego Costa having been very publicly frozen out by manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea broke their transfer record to sign 24-year-old Spain striker Morata. "It's gone beyond now and it's time [for him] to go".

"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". All of a sudden United are in the driving seat ahead of Chelsea to win the Premier League.

"I think they've bought well - it's just a case of numbers", he insisted.

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".

The former Red Devils midfielder told Paddy Power: "Some people have said that they can't believe Chelsea let Matic go to United, and that they've handed them the title, but I don't see that".

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