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Nemanja Matic sale was Chelsea's 'worst' piece of business, says Ray Wilkins

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Ray Wilkins says he cannot understand Chelsea's decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United

Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins insists the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United is the "worst" piece of business he has ever seen at Stamford Bridge.

Matic was allowed to join United in a £40m transfer earlier this summer despite having helped Chelsea to the Premier League title the previous season.

The 29-year-old has made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford and Wilkins is astonished Chelsea allowed the midfielder to join a Premier League rival for such a modest fee.

Speaking about the transfer, Wilkins said: "It's the worst I've ever seen, if I can say. I cannot see that for the life of me.

Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action with Stanley Amuzie of Sampdoria during the International Champions Cup pre-season friendly match between
Image: Matic has made a strong start to life at Manchester United

"You've got a guy here who was so paramount to Chelsea along with [N'Golo] Kante in the middle of the pitch, winning the championship for Chelsea the year before and all of a sudden you've sold him to one of or the biggest rival we have.

"I say we because I am a Chelsea supporter so I'm speaking from the heart when I speak.

"I just could not see why we would let Nemanja go there. He's been outstanding for us and you've seen in the short period that he's been there, how he's allowed [Paul] Pogba to basically go and do what he wants.

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"I just couldn't see that piece of business, at all."

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