Many Chelsea supporters were angered that Matic was allowed to join a Premier League rival and Jose Mourinho said the move would not have been possible had the midfielder not been so desperate to join the Red Devils.
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"You have to ask the club about this".
The Italian gaffer left the 28-year-old Serbia global at home while the rest of his senior squad flew out to China for a pre-season tour, but a line has now been drawn under the brief saga with the 48-year-old's reply.
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Matic also addressed the fact he did not have a normal pre-season training at Chelsea when he said: "It was odd [not playing in pre-season] because the team has played and had a good pre-season but, as you know, I trained alone in London".
'Now for us its very important to try to improve our squa - in the numerical aspect - we have a small squad, ' said Conte.
"Only one player is not enough to improve our team, we need more".
"But now we have to wait".
"It's important that the club knows my opinion and they are trying to do the best for our team".