Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, has labelled Nemanja Matic’s £40m move to United as “strange”.
29-year-old Matic, who was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League winning squad last season, moved to Manchester United in July after three years with the Blues.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Gary Neville said: “When a player leaves a club, you do not normally see a manager speak so glowingly about them,”
“Usually they would say it is time for them to leave, it was the right move for both parties.”
“I have to say that it is a strange move, it really is, to sell to one of your main rivals. Sometimes transfers can get forced through, but it did not seem to me that Matic was forcing it through. Maybe he was behind the scenes, but it did not seem he was publicly.”
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has recently expressed his shock at Matic’s departure, declaring that it was Chelsea board decision to sell the Serbian.
“There is very rarely such big transfers between champions to clubs that are challenging them and it is a strange move.” Neville added.