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Mourinho: Manchester United were the best team

Jose Mourinho has said that his Manchester United side were the better side during their 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho had failed to win in any of his visits to his former stomping ground since becoming Manchester United manager in 2016, but that was just seconds away from changing after the Red Devils had come from a goal down to lead 2-1 with seconds to play.

However, the game ended 2-2 after Chelsea‘s Ross Barkley was quickest to react to a David de Gea save to tuck the ball into the back of the net to spark emotional scenes in West London.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho said he thought that his side deserved to win.

“We were the best team on the pitch. If you say before the game that one point at Stamford Bridge is a good result, it is so difficult to win here but after the game with the way the game was it is an awful result for us and a phenomenal result for them,” the Portuguese told Sky Sports.

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“We were in the game, we controlled their triggers, Hazard and Jorginho was well controlled.

“After we were 2-1 up we had positions to score the third goal, we were the best team, we were calm in control.

“I hope every referee does the same as Mike Dean and gives six minutes, I don’t know where they came from. We always tried to play, there was no time wasting.

“We defend corners mixed, some zonal, some man to man. Every player knows with closed eyes which player is his player, which space is his space. I am pleased with everything apart from the result which is awful for us.”

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