Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had a tough return to Stamford Bridge, as his side lost 4-0 against Chelsea on Sunday.
Chelsea took command of the match right off the bat, with Pedro opening up the scoring in the first minute of the game. Gary Cahill made it 2-0 for the home team in the 21st minute. In the second half, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante got on the scoresheet for the Blues as they moved up into 4th place in the Premier League standings.
“If you can delete the defensive mistakes from the game I would say it was a good performance,” Mourinho said after the game. “Class performance, good possession, using the ball well, creating chances, creating half chances, pushing the opposition to a defensive approach and I would say obviously a very, very, very unfair result.
But we cannot delete the mistakes from the game and the first mistake happened after 30 seconds. Then we had a completely different game because Chelsea’s best quality is playing counter-attacking football, and especially in the second half when we were very close to making it 2-1, they punished us on the counter-attack. When we were close to 3-1, they punished us on the counter-attack again, and we were close to 4-1 with Zlatan and Marcos Rojo’s shots. Probably with a few more minutes they would score again. Everything went wrong from minute one. After that, everything was against us in the game.”
United sits in 7th place with 14 points, six points behind the leading trio of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.