Man Utd midfielder Matic: Good knowing Lukaku off the mark

Romelu Lukaku marked his competitive debut with a goal in the 2-1 loss to the La Liga giants

Romelu Lukaku marked his competitive debut with a goal in the 2-1 loss to the La Liga giants

Lampard has no doubt that Matic's arrival will make United stronger.

Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said, "I really like the Matic signing that was the one that surprised me a little bit".

"It was a big deal when Chelsea sold Petr Cech to Arsenal".

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"He needs to play regularly, he's a player I trust a lot". Matic has intelligence and experience of the Premier League.

"This is a guy with a huge amount of talent, that is undisputed", added Lampard.

The Italian told Sky Sports: 'Matic knows very well what I think about him.

"It is just how he uses that talent in the team".

But Lampard believes the 24-year-old's determination to force his way out of a comfortable situation in the Spanish capital is a good sign. My idea was to give Bakayoko the right time to adapt in this league behind Matic. He won't have had anything like it in Italy or Spain.

The 23-year-old is not the finished article, but his energy and physical presence make his ideal for the Premier League.

"Bakayoko has not and I saw him in the Champions League past year". You've got to understand what the club is all about. "It's gone beyond now and it's time [for him] to go".

Conte also warned that Chelsea must bring in more players to have any chance of successfully defending their Premier League title. All of a sudden United are in the driving seat ahead of Chelsea to win the Premier League. "They've had an outflux, a lot of players have gone but majority were squad players and young players who probably won't affect the first XI that much".

But Mourinho was nevertheless impressed with his former Chelsea charge: "I think he played really well, I think in the moment they were moving the ball well of course was hard for us in the midfield".

'I think I had the benefit of realising how good he is when he's playing just in front of you - on and off the ball. "Hopefully by the time the window shuts it all comes together, and then the club moves forward". You have to have faith in the manager.