Nemanja Matic says taking Chelsea's title is his aim with Man United

Nemanja Matic says taking Chelsea's title is his aim with Man United

Nemanja Matic says taking Chelsea's title is his aim with Man United

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At 29-years-old it could be argued that £40m constitutes good value for Matic but after making 35 appearances last term, it remains to be seen just how much Conte will miss his midfield general.

"It's very important for us that our strikers score goals".

The Serb, a key component in the Blues' two Premier League title triumphs in the past three seasons, joined United in a surprise £40 million move last month.

No new Chelsea signing is under more pressure than Alvaro Morata, brought in for a club-record initial fee of £58m from Real Madrid to replace the unsettled Diego Costa as the focal point of Conte's attack. We hope it is a good year for him and the team. All of a sudden United are in the driving seat ahead of Chelsea to win the Premier League.

"Time is running out and I do want to win trophies". At Real Madrid, certainly, he was in and out, so the main pressure for Morata is to say, 'Here I am, I'm the No. 1 striker and I can take this all on'. I have seen him work on the field and in the gym.

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"Matic has intelligence and experience of the Premier League".

'For me Matic is a fantastic player - a real, real top player, ' he said. It's a very tough league and he'll have to stand up to that. "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".

"I don't think the club wanted to let Diego Costa go necessarily, because you can't get Diego Costas on every street corner. Old Trafford is waiting for us and I think Old Trafford has a reason to be behind us", he said.

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

"But I understand people's fears". I don't know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.

"Not missing north a year ago when signs 5 new deal now wants to think about going north as misses home I think agent and Jose in ear!", he explained. "Hopefully by the time the window shuts it all comes together, and then the club moves forward".

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