Conte didn't mince his words when asked about Matic, saying: "You must ask the club about this".
Remarkably, Manchester United only managed eight victories in the Premier League at Old Trafford last term, racking up 10 draws and one defeat.
"We're progressing", said former defender David May, who has watched every pre-season game. Dwight Yorke was well into his 27th year when United paid £12.5m for him in 1998 despite the reservations of chairman Martin Edwards and assistant manager Brian Kidd. Join the Man City Square team! I'll be happier if they give me four of four but they did a great effort.
Mourinho is scarcely innocent himself: Manchester United's £89m move for Paul Pogba past year was facilitated by a willingness to get rid of the competition by paying the sort of sums no one else would contemplate. United beat Real Madrid 3-1 in a friendly watched by 109,000 in MI, with Ashley Young, one of the side's best players stating: "It's a new system and a new way to play but everyone has adapted to it and understands the manager's philosophy". Moreover, United's problem a year ago was their finishing.
Matteo Darmian did improve in the latter months under Mourinho and excelled in the Europa League final, but his form has been hit and miss since Louis van Gaal brought him to Old Trafford.
Equally impressive, Andreas Pereira (21), back from his loan season with La Liga side Granada, looked comfortable on the ball and seems ready to stake his place in the team.
The market is open and so is the player, Barcelona has not once mentioned PSG in their official announcements, and have left the door open for all other capable clubs to fetch the player. He also holds the record for most expensive signing at the striker position.
"The most important thing is the club knows my opinions and they are trying to do the best for our team, for our squad". It may prove an upgrade of sorts - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals across all competitions, but the Swede converted a far lower percentage of chances than Lukaku did at Everton.
But there is also little to suggest, ceteris paribus, United will score the 20 to 30 more goals the team might need for a genuine crack at the title. Even more incredible is how far that amount was surpassed. In that sense, signing a series of supposedly cheaper players could actually cost more. The jaw dropping signing was more than what they spent for Ronaldo in 2009.
"I think we'll win the league this year", said Paddy Crerand, a member of United's 1968 European Cup winning side.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte eyes winning start to EPL season
Mustafi, though, is likely to miss out, with Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal expected to start in a back-three. It's finally here, English football is back this weekend with it's traditional "curtain raiser" - the FA Community Shield .
Yadav dismisses Tharanga; Sri Lanka 118/1 after 29 overs
The blow ensured that slow bowling ruled the roosts today, and rightly so given the manner of all the dismissals that took place. With a fifty-run stand, they were able to put India back on top. "In the first innings, the ball was not turning that much".
Homeland security secretary replaces Priebus at White House
Considering the allegations against Priebus, it's unsurprising that such a strict figure has been drafted to replace him. In short order, Priebus was pushed aside and replaced by Kelly, whose arrival led in turn to Scaramucci's departure.
Court allows Democratic states to defend Obamacare payments
A district court judge agreed with House Republicans, and now the case is on hold before the US appeals court in Washington. And these folks have to pay only an average of $941 a year out-of-pocket , compared to $6,528 for those who don't qualify.
Dustin Johnson POUNDS longest drive on Tour since 2013!
I have a really good process in the way that I read them in order to hit it with the right speed", Spieth told the Golf Channel. Ser-gi-o! won Masters 2017, which enables him to relax for the remainder of his career knowing that a major is in his pocket.
Trump's odd threat on Congress health care
This year, I joined 114 of my fellow Democratic members - more than half the Democratic caucus - to lend my support. Major insurers in Georgia and Kentucky were among those that said they could pull out if the federal payments stop.
Brock Lesnar responds to the UFC 214 Callout from Jon Jones
What it would do for our sport would be tremendous. "I guess if he wins both fights, there is no rivalry so I don't know". It didn't appear to Jones' night. "Would I fight Jon Jones? ". "I made it back man, such a beautiful moment", Jones said.