Rio Ferdinand delighted with Manchester United's spirit against Chelsea

Annette Crawford
October 21, 2018

Anthony Martial has denied there is any tension between him and Jose Mourinho, despite pushing for a move away from Manchester United in the summer.

The France forward took his tally to three goals in his last two Premier League games on Saturday as his double against Chelsea took United to within seconds of a win at Stamford Bridge.

"With Chelsea, the squad of players they had, they are so suited to the way Sarri wants to play".

Sarri said his side lost out to United in the physical battle as the game wore on. I understood that we were in the wrong side of the situation. If he scores against the Italian giants on the biggest stage, he could go on to have a very special season at Manchester United.

Martial's equaliser against Chelsea turned the game around following a poor first half from United. I spoke with my staff, and then [Ianni] agreed to speak to Mourinho and say sorry.


When the 55-year-old was asked about whether he was shown respect by the home supporters, Mourinho said: "No, I don't think so, but that's not my responsibility". "But then the young fellow come and he also apologise, and I told him I accept, I did mistakes, especially when I was your age, and try to improve".

"The manager told me to help the team win the game". Mourinho said afterwards that he accepted Ianni's apology in the aftermath.

"It gave them a chance because we had only scored one goal and in the second half they came and scored a lucky goal with the ball touching a player and bouncing about". He said: "We are not organised like this". Chelsea had scarcely been threatened before that point but Marcos Alonso made the curious decision of lying motionless in the penalty area - presumably hoping the referee, Mike Dean, might stop play - because of some kind of apparent injury that noticeably did not appear to affect him in the slightest for the remainder of the game.

"I am really disappointed with the last 30 minutes". They carried more menace in the second half, but their inability to deal with the first ball, second ball or even third ball was grotesque when it mattered most. I prefer to play our football for 90 minutes. 'However, we worked hard and this sort of match enabled us to show that we are a good team.

"Chelsea are trained well and they know how they want to play", Schwarzer told Sky Sports. Now I've seen the match on the bench, now I want to study the second part of the match.

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