Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said Manchester United’s important players were “in our pockets” in a match that went “exactly” as they wanted.The Blues boss says his side have “almost” won the Premier League title after their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge moved them 10 points clear at the top.United dominated possession and had more chances than the league leaders.Mourinho said: “We prepared for it to be like this. It was the game we wanted and expected.”Chelsea will be champions if they win at Arsenal and Leicester in their next two matches, having beaten third-placed United with a first-half goal from Eden Hazard.
It was difficult, but less than you think,” he said. “Control their direct football to Marouane Fellaini and control the wingers from making crosses on the inside foot.When we know Wayne Rooney plays in midfield, we control his progression into the box. Control set-pieces and don’t give away direct free-kicks as they have three specialists.Wait for a mistake and score a goal. We were able to make their important players disappear. Nobody saw them. They were in our pockets.”
Manchester United went into the match knowing they needed to win for the first time in five league visits to Chelsea to have any realistic hope of winning the title.