Manchester United 2 Chelsea 0: Conte holds hands up as Blues falter

Paola Ditto
Aprile 20, 2017

Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday would have served as a flawless confidence booster ahead of their potential even more important clash with Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday.

"Everything seemed to drop to United and that wasn't luck, that was because they were sharper than the Chelsea players".

Rashford and Ander Herrera netted to shrink the Blues' lead at the top of the Premier League table to just four points.

United's performance was one of their best since Mourinho took charge last summer and the Portuguese praised his team's attitude.

Ander Herrera, much-maligned under Louis van Gaal, then added a second to cap a brilliant midfield display.

"He has a very good shot, good movement, speed and like a striker sometimes every ball that he touches he scores".

Despite his protestations to the contrary, those close to Mourinho say he was very hurt by the abuse meted out to him by Chelsea fans, and you could see how much he relished beating his former club yesterday, as he defiantly pointed to the United badge at the end of the game.

"But today I think was a special performance because it's also a special opponent - the leaders, the way they play".

"We must understand this, that (something) really important is happening this season because we are doing a great job and a miracle if you consider last season and the problems we had".

The prospect of ending the season in the top four is apparent.

"We lost two games but these two games were totally different".

"We have to fight and try to win as many games as possible". "We did that at Stamford Bridge when we played with 11, with 10 it was more hard and today we control". "Otherwise we deserve another thing".

"If someone thinks it's normal for Chelsea to win this title, I don't think this season is normal because we started as underdogs after a 10th place finish last season".

"Tottenham are in good form, are playing very well, show great enthusiasm and we must have the same".

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