Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea fought out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford this evening and after the game, Jose Mourinho had this to say to Sky Sports News reporters.
“We did enough to be better than the opponent. We controlled the game for most of the time. We did not have real problems. We made simple mistakes. In terms of attack we did not give what we should.
“We play to win but if we don’t win we don’t lose and I think the players understand this completely. Both teams gave everything and I think towards the end my players went for the defensive position and to get the point.”
“We didn’t create more, not because of the system but because we lost so many easy passes. I felt United also lost five or six easy balls. It was a difficult match for both of us.
“We both wanted to win and both did not want to lose. It was a really big, big match but without goals. But we have six points from our matches at home. Some of our opponents have lost points already, so after this difficult start we are fine.”
The Chelsea boss was then asked about the Wayne Rooney saga and the Portuguese-man had this to add:
“This is a special club with special fans and I think probably now he thinks he wants to stay. If that is his decision we will respect that and say it is over. If now, he does not want to leave, we are out of the thing but we need to know what is happening.”
Mourinho then faced reporters from the BBC and this is what he had to say to them:
“I think it was a match that no-one deserved to win, and no-one deserved to lose. You want to win but both teams think defensively too. For the fans, and the people watching, one goal would have been better but tactically it was a good match. No-one will cry at the result.
“I feel that this point is an important one for us. I am a bit frustrated because we were not good with the simple things. We lost the ball. The moment we wanted to create and counter attack I think that we lost so many easy passes and were not fluent.
“The ball just wouldn’t come. For them it was the same – they were frustrated by the way we played.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt