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Jose Mourinho on Chelsea FA Cup triumph: “I don’t think they deserved to win”

Jose Mourinho on Chelsea FA Cup triumph: “I don’t think they deserved to win”

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea were not worthy winners in this afternoon’s FA Cup final.

For the first time in his career, Jose Mourinho lost a domestic cup final in England, as Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 with Eden Hazard scoring the only goal of the game.

The Portuguese manager claims that the Blues’ game plan would have seen him receive criticism should United have won using similar tactics.

“I am quite curious”

Eden Hazard & Phil Jones

Eden Hazard & Phil Jones during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

Mourinho has admitted his curiosity as to how his side would have been portrayed should they have come out on top during this afternoon FA Cup final.

The former Chelsea boss was visibly disgruntled by his side’s defeat and blasted the opposition’s performance, also claiming his side struggled without Romelu Lukaku.

Mourinho said:

“I congratulate them but I don’t think they deserved to win.

“I congratulated them. I am Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they are my previous club but because they are the opponents today and I think we deserved to win. I think we were the best team, but that is football.

“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. I am quite curious.

“It was a bit hard for us to play without Lukaku against a team that defends with nine players.

“Chelsea are not stupid. They know our team without Lukaku or Marouane Fellaini does not have a presence so putting eight or nine players in front of the box they knew they would be dominant in that direct football.

“Every defeat hurts but I go home with the feeling we gave everything. No regrets.”

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