Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins believes that the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United was probably the worst transfer blunder of all times.
Wilkins, who played more than 150 games for both the Blues and the Red Devils has come out to say that Chelsea should not have allowed the Serbian to shift loyalties and that too to a Premier League rival.
Matic made the shift from Chelsea to Man Utd this summer for a reported fee of around £40 million. And the whole of the footballing world was in shock at Chelsea’s decision to let go of one of their most important players from last season.
Even Jose Mourinho claimed that he could not believe that Matic was put up for sale. The Portuguese said in an interview that he felt there was no chance that Chelsea would part ways with Matic but after having a chat with his agent the doubts proved otherwise.
Antonio Conte too was left furious with his board’s decision to sell Matic according to various sources and when asked about the transfer he angrily told the reporters that they should ask the same set of question to the management.
While talking to Sky Sports, Wilkins said that it was one of the worst transfers that he has ever seen. And by selling the Serbian to Manchester United, the Blues have not only strengthened Jose Mourinho’s side but they have also given Paul Pogba the license to be more impactful in the attacking third.
And we have no other option but to agree with Wilkins on this point. Matic has started for United in all the three Premier League games of the new season and the 29-year-old has made an immediate impact.
A few weeks back we said how Nemanja Matic could be the final piece of the jigsaw that Jose Mourinho needs. And how the Serbian’s arrival might just unleash Paul Pogba to the world.
And it seems as if our prediction is turning into a reality.