"If Chalobah or Loftus-Cheek were still there they could get rid of Matic and play a younger kid".
Rose, 27, wants to win trophies and could quit Spurs for a move to a Premier League rival. You would applaud that but those players aren't even at the club now.
Ince believes the fresh faces will provide a return on sizeable investment in time, but is not convinced that United have surged ahead of their Premier League rivals - as has been suggested by others.
And Reds legend Scholes, who, it's fair to say, knows a thing or two about central midfielders, believes Matic's arrival represents one of the best pieces of business of the summer. "It was certainly a position that Manchester United as a team needed to strengthen, and they've gone and done it with Matic".
"But he (Conte) spoke about him in such a way about his incredible importance to the job they did previous year, Matic and N'Golo Kante in front of that back three".
Chelsea have strengthened too, but not as much as they would have liked given the added demands of Champions League football - but Giggs thinks they will still be in the mix.
Chelsea secured the services of Bakayoko from Monaco and still has Kante on his roster.
The Chelsea manager's sentiments have been echoed by club captain Gary Cahill, who has described to great detail how good Matic was at shielding the defense in Conte's attack-minded 3-4-3 formation.
Conte's most recent interview, given with Sky Sports on Wednesday, has given the clearest indication that the 29-year-old's sale was not to his liking. Will he gel alongside Kante?
On the eve of the first Saturday of the new Premier League season, it is always worth consulting the mood of each camp before the marathon begins.
"I think the [Matic] sale at this moment in time, with that Chelsea squad, could cost them the league".