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

Nemanja Matic in action for Manchester United against Real Madrid

GETTYNemanja Matic joined Manchester United for £40million from Chelsea

The move has reunited Matic with former manager Jose Mourinho, who last week described the 29-year-old as a "genius" after he impressed in a friendly win over Sampdoria in Dublin, as well as prompting many to question why Chelsea would willingly strengthen a domestic rival. Most recently, Paul Scholes revealed his "surprise" towards the transfer in The Sun. So what you sometimes see is that when the manager is in a strong position, they are sometimes brutal with the club.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Sport Review, BT Sport pundit Lampard said: "I think Matic [himself] personally maybe wanted to move on".

"But sometimes I think you must accept this insane transfer market".

"But he's still a very good player to sit in front of the back four, do the simple things, pass the ball - he's good at what he does".

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"What I had in other clubs was more players scoring goals, what we had was midfielders, wingers scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set-pieces", Mourinho (pictured right) said.

It is no secret that Conte needs and wants more players to work with at Chelsea.

Conte is not disillusioned about the cut-throat nature of the Premier League.

"It won't be easy. It's a great challenge for us to try and retain the title, but we are working hard".

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The silver lining for Conte this transfer window appears to be beating Manchester United to the signing of Morata.

Chelsea's marquee signing this summer was the club-record arrival of Morata from Real Madrid for an initial fee of £58 million.

"Alvaro is a really good player, he's still young despite having a lot of experience", he said.

"He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. They allowed [Eden] Hazard, [Cesc] Fabregas and whoever else was playing that bit of freedom and I'm hoping he'll do that for United for [Paul] Pogba, [Anthony] Martial, [Jesse] Lingard and [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan".

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"Will he start this weekend?" It's a very tough league and he'll have to stand up to that.

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