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Conte regrets Matic sale to Manchester United

13 August, 2017, 15:19 | Author: Joan Malone

Nemanja Matic has been looking ahead to Manchester United's clash with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday, insisting that the Premier League was the club's main priority this season.

Neville also believes the sale will improve the players already at United, with Matic's new midfield colleagues set to benefit.

"But [Conte] spoke about him in such a way about his incredible importance to the job they did a year ago - Matic and N'Golo Kante in front of that back three - and I have no doubt that he has not sanctioned that move, he is not happy with it and ultimately he is uncomfortable with it".

"They are getting rid of players who are experienced and from who you know exactly what you're going to get". "But I am happy for him that he scored a goal after that and I'm sure that he will continue to score goals and that he will score many this season".

The Belgium global, 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.

"On Sunday, we have a very important game at Old Trafford in front of all our supporters".

"There is very rarely such big transfers between champions to clubs that are challenging them and it is a unusual move".

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Team-mate Ander Herrera is also desperate to hit the ground running against West Ham. He was good in some games, inexperienced in others.

"It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us".

"That's our aim for this season and we have a very good squad".

'My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so.

"I know it's hard because it's a European trophy and that's important for the club".

But doubts are creeping in over whether they have enough depth to retain their trophy as well as compete with Europe's elite in the Champions League. We don't want to give away any competition.

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