Dissapointed Sarri admits Manchester United were better than Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has said he is ‘disappointed’ with his side’s performance in the final third of their game against Manchester United, saying the visitors were better than his Chelsea side.

Chelsea had taken a first-half lead thanks to an Antonio Rudiger header, but Manchester United managed to turn it around in the second half thanks to an Anthony Martial brace.

However, Ross Barkley was the quickest to react to a save by Manchester United ‘keeper David de Gea in the 96th minute to salvage a point for the Blues and maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

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Chelsea dominated possession but were unable to cope with the second-half onslaught from United, who utilised the counter-attack and maximised their physical advantage to great effect, leaving Blues boss Maurizio Sarri to admit his side were second best.

“We have played very well in the first hour but then we have played the match of United. A physical match, and United are better than us in a physical match,” Sarri told the BBC.

“I am disappointed with the last 30 minutes. We could win, but at the end, one point is enough.

“We were not organised for the long ball, we usually play with short passes so we were not organised for this in the last half hour. This is not our football. I prefer to play our football for 90 minutes.”

Sarri also said his second assistant manager Marco Ianni was in the wrong for the ugly scenes just before the final whistle involving former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho.

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