Gary Neville wanted Chelsea signings on Manchester United

Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Xavier Mbuyamba, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz have all been recruited by the Blues, and a deal is close for Rennes goalkeeper Malang Sarr.

Frank Lampard is also looking to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice to complete his huge summer spending.

Chelsea should have made the same signings Manchester United should have done this summer, thinks a disgruntled Gary Neville.

Neville discussed Roman Abramovich’s approach, Frank Lampard’s Ambition and disappointment of Manchester United’s transfer window on Sky Sports.

“I am disappointed because I wanted the players that Chelsea signed to go to United.”

“Chelsea’s interesting because Roman Abramovich has wanted for 15 years a flamboyant team,”

“But every time he’s gone for the flamboyant managers to try and get the flamboyant team, he’s been pulled back to that more methodical type of approach that’s been successful for the club.

“I think this year he’s probably investing, partly because of Covid and he sees an opportunity to exploit the market, but I think because what Frank Lampard has done has invigorated him.

“The academy players finally coming through, the emergence of Christian Pulisic and other young players, a team that plays a different way, that’s more energetic and really good to watch.

“More inconsistent, less reliable, you always get that when you are trying to go with younger players and a different style, but I think that’s what he wants.

“He wants excitement, he wants thrill around Chelsea and that’s why he’s invested this summer, to go again at this moment because he sees a team that’s got something he’s always wanted.”

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