Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea didn’t deserve to win the FA Cup after opting to sit back and defend their one-goal lead in the second half of their 1-0 victory against Manchester United on Saturday.
United were poor in the opening period, but they controlled possession after the interval as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte opted to play more cautiously.
Despite dominating in the second half, Mourinho’s side left empty-handed thanks to some fine saves from Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
And the United manager, often criticised for sending out negative teams himself, couldn’t resist the chance to take a swipe at his old rival Conte’s tactics.
“I congratulate them because they won but I don’t think they deserved to win,” Mourinho said.
“I am the Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they (Chelsea) are my previous club but because they are the opponents today.
“But I think we deserved to win. I am quite curious to know what you say or what people write because if my team plays like Chelsea did I can imagine what people would say.