Manchester United’s start to the English Premier League season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start on Sunday, thrashing visitors West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford.
It was a statement of intent from Jose Mourinho’s men as they put the Hammers to the sword, with their new summer signings shining brightly throughout the 90 minutes.
Former Everton striker Romelu Lukaku grabbed the headlines with a superb double but the performance of Nemanja Matic also caught the eye with pundits and fans raving about his display in the middle of the park.
Watching those two do the business for direct title rivals couldn’t have been fun viewing for Chelsea supporters, many of whom have been scratching their heads thinking of reasons why Matic was sold to United. Lukaku is of course a former Blues player too and many fans fancied him to make a move back to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
We let too many good players go… Lukaku, Matic, De Bruyne and Mata to name a few… #cfc
— Conor. (@conorholland3) August 13, 2017
Utter buffoonery from Chelsea to sell Matic to United. It's not even a good business decision #CFC
— Liam Dawtry (@liam_dawtry88) August 13, 2017
#cfc. Exits of matic and Ake were mistakes. Let's avoid a 3rd with Costa. Someone tell Conte to just reconcile with him
— kims (@SimonMukundi) August 13, 2017
Some may call me hindsight merchant, but selling matic to a rival was foolish. #CFC
— Aremu Sunday (@aresunabi) August 13, 2017
— Michaela Leah (@Kaylaaaaa29) August 13, 2017
I hope this matic to united deal is all a joke and next week Chelsea are going to do a bestikas phone call and matic comes back #cfc
— •Bramley• (@mickbrbr) August 13, 2017
Fine Matic wasn't in our 1st team plans but don't go sell him to United… l don't know what the board is sniffing but it's low quality #CFC
— The Great Dinka (@dinkathegreat) August 13, 2017
— Sean Burgess (@SeanBurgessBlog) August 13, 2017
— Sampson oti (@calmhebraYaw) August 13, 2017