Jose Mourinho has praised Manchester United for extending their unbeaten Premier League run but admits that a “very defensive” Chelsea are unlikely to surrender their grip on the title.
“It was a difficult match and a very important win for us. We are not a team scoring lots of goals so it is important to keep the clean sheets. I am really happy with the performance,” he said.
“Chelsea are very good defensive team. They defend very well and with lots of players and I think in this situation a very defensive team wins the title with counter-attack goals and set-pieces goals, so I don’t think they will let it slip but football is football.”
Manchester United’s beat Watford 2-0 on Saturday which saw them become the first Premier League team to amass a total of 2000 Premier League points.
Goals in either half from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial secured the points for United, with the win taking the club a single point behind local rivals Manchester City in fifth and extending their unbeaten league run to 16 matches.
It was also United’s 599th win in the Premier League era, meaning they will become the first team to reach the 600 mark if they beat Bournemouth at home on March 4.