Nemanja Matić has joined Manchester United following a £40 million move from Stamford Bridge.
Gary Neville is positive that Matić will prove a great fit to the Red Devils, but also finds it strange of Chelsea to let such a player go.
Matić was brought to England by José Mourinho in 2014, winning the Premier League title in his debut campaign. He repeated that feat last season under Antonio Conte as Chelsea clinched the Premier League trophy.
Former Manchester United player Neville believes that the Blues might regret their decision to let an experienced and proved member of the team go.
“Michael Carrick’s obviously got one more year but he can’t play every single week so they’ve got to have that player come in and do the same job.” the defender said to Sky Sports.
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“United need a holding midfield player. [Morgan] Schneiderlin was let go earlier this year, [Bastian] Schweinsteiger didn’t get a game.
“There needed to be a replacement in there and ultimately I think Matić will fit the bill.
“It’s a strange one for Chelsea to let him go because I thought he was good for them with Kante and I think they need to strengthen.
“So I’m not sure why he’s been let go so they must have replacements in hand.”