Jose Mourinho names two Man United stars who were phenomenal against Chelsea FC
Jose Mourinho was delighted by the performances of both Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in Man United's win over Chelsea FC
Jose Mourinho singled out Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba for special praise after Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Sunday.
The pair both started the game at Old Trafford as Mourinho’s men came from behind to earn a victory which lifted them back into second place in the Premier League table.
The defeat dealt Chelsea FC a damaging blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four this season as it left them in fifth place in the table.
Pogba has come in for criticism for some of his below-par performances for Manchester United in recent weeks but Mourinho was clearly thrilled by the Frenchman’s efforts this weekend.
And the Portuguese coach was also delighted by Matic’s performance for the Red Devils against his former club at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, former Chelsea FC manager Mourinho said: “I don’t like to individualise – I think [Nemanja] Matic was phenomenal, I think [Paul] Pogba played a fantastic game in our midfield.”
He added: “I think everyone made a big effort. Could the result have been a draw? Yes it could.
“But I think in the second half we were more confident, we felt more confident with the defensive base and I think if somebody deserved a victory it was us.
“But, if you were to say a draw, I would accept that. The important thing for us is that we beat a fantastic team.”
Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Monday night next week when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Chelsea FC, meanwhile, will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways when they take on Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon.