Chelsea boss Antonio Conte unhappy at Manchester United defeat because of Alvaro Morata

CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte was unhappy after his side lost 2-1 to Manchester United because of Alvaro Morata’s disallowed goal.

Chelsea saw their hopes of finishing second dealt a major blow with Manchester United edging them in a close encounter at Old Trafford.

The visitors took the lead through Willian but goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard saw United claim a crucial three points.

Morata looked to have equalised for Chelsea late on yet, despite being onside, his goal was chalked off.

And Conte was unhappy after the game, saying: “I think the draw was the fair result for this game. But we are talking about a defeat and that’s all.

“I must be honest, I didn’t see the situation, but if you’re telling me Alvaro Morata wasn’t offside, I think VAR is very important, especially in England.

“There are a lot of moments in the game where there are things to super-check.

“We had to be more clinical, instead we kept the game open, and the opponent made us pay. Manchester United are a great team, and we must be disappointed, because I repeat today, we could have done better.

“We know there is a battle [for the top four] and it will be difficult to find a place in the Champions League.”

His counterpart Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, as far happier.

“We beat a fantastic team, for some reason they were the champions last season, and for some reason they played well against Barcelona, and for some reason they started the game very well,” he said.

“So, we beat a very good team, we had to be organised, everybody had to follow the game plan and have spirit. We beat a very good team.

“They started very well and when they hit the post, I was looking at my players, what can we do, who can I blame, but it was such a lovely move, we couldn’t stop it.

“But we found a way to play against them, and we had a good control of Eden Hazard.

“Willian is an amazing player and he killed us with the goal. But we had more control of the game than them, without creating lots of chances.”

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