After watching Chelsea’s shambolic 3-0 defeat away to Roma last night, there was only one man on the mind of Phil Neville and he made sure everybody knew it.
Speaking on BBC 5Live the former Manchester United and Everton defender had a simple, but blunt answer as to why things aren’t going The Blues’ way at the moment – “Matic”.
The Serbian midfielder was left go to Manchester by the Premier League champions at the end of July and Neville even went as far as saying it was “one of the poorest decisions I have ever seen.”
“What’s gone wrong for Chelsea? One word. Matic,” Neville told BBC 5Live.
“It’s as simple as that. The minute they sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United was a mistake. I wouldn’t have let him out of the building. I would have chained him to the training ground walls.
“Whoever made that decision to sell him needs sacking.”
The younger of the Neville brothers wasn’t in the mood to hold back last night and you can hear the rant for yourself below:
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) November 1, 2017