Manchester United title bid strengthened by Nemanja Matic signing, says Phil Neville

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

The difference in best and worst price, or Oddschecker value, shows the relative uncertainty of bookmakers when pricing up the underdogs as opposed to the bigger teams in the league with many of them capable of causing a shock.

"I am pleased, because we are working well with this team and this group of players".

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

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says he has "no doubt" that Nemanja Matic's move from Chelsea to Old Trafford was not sanctioned by Blues manager Antonio Conte. "It made you wonder why did Chelsea sell him?" Paul Pogba has the ability to be the best player in the country, and with a year of settling in under his belt, is poised to take a step up in performance.

"The club knows very well what is my opinion".

It was an inauspicious start for a striker the Premier League champions paid an initial fee of £58 million to acquire from Real Madrid this summer, but Morata is adamant that it will not deter him.

Lampard sees replacing Diego Costa's goals as the main problem that Conte will face this year.

"Conte likes to work the tactical and the physical part".

"Last season he reminded me at times of when United signed Juan Sebastian Veron".

While City shimmered in attack, they frequently looked vulnerable in defence and re-sculpting the back four has been Guardiola's main priority. He is certainly an upgrade on Olivier Giroud and might just be the player that leads the Gunners' bid to launch a serious challenge for the title.

There has been an exodus of talent from Monaco's ranks in recent months, and as Paris Saint-Germain add Neymar and Dani Alves, the French champions are severely weakened.

He is set to mark his debut for his new side in next Sunday's Premier League encounter against Brighton at the AMEX Stadium. But do I feel sorry for Chelsea because they don't have enough players?

As long as Spurs can stay similarly formidable in home fixtures after moving to Wembley, an improvement in their away form would be decisive. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal's star forward, has been reportedly on his way out of the club all summer with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, Europe's two biggest spenders so far in this transfer window, both strongly linked.

Salah boasts of lightning speed, versatility and a knack for scoring goals.

"At the start of this season it's simple to tell that in this league, there are six top teams who should be fighting for the title".

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