Manchester United boss José Mourinho has praised Chelsea and Brazilian winger Willian who according to him, killed the game with his first-half strike.
Willian is currently in form having netted in three consecutive matches for the Blues heading into yesterday’s classic match against Manchester United.
Though Manchester United emerged victorious against the Blues, they were made to labour for the three points after a great start from Antonio Conte’s men.
Chelsea wasted no time in mounting pressure on United’s defense as Morata struck the woodwork just 5 minutes into the game while David De Gea made a fine save to deny Eden Hazard’s deflected short seconds later.
Having settled into the game, Manchester United start controlling the pace of the game but that didn’t stop the Blues from breaking the deadlock in the first period after a great neat work from Eden Hazard to pick-out Willian whose shot was too fierce for De Gea.
Manchester United became more determined to get an equalizer which they finally got through Romelu Lukaku’s goal after a classic team-work involving Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and the Belgium international.
United took the lead through another link-up play between Lingard and Lukaku, with the former finding the back of the net.
In his post-match conference, Mourinho praised Willian who initially “killed” the game before a magical comeback from his team. The Portuguese manager confessed that his team beat a very organized team who have returned back to form.
With the victory at Old Trafford, Manchester United are back to the second position in the Premier League table.