Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea were not worthy winners of the 2017/2018 Emirates FA Cup final, accusing them of playing defensive football.
Eden Hazard’s first half penalty was the difference as Chelsea claimed their eighth FA Cup on Saturday.
The defeat meant United failed to win any silverware this season.
“I congratulate them because they won but I don’t think they deserved to win,” Mourinho said in his post-match analysis.
“I congratulated them. I am Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they are my previous club but because they are the opponents today but I think we deserved to win.
“I am quite curious to know what you say or what people write because if my team plays like Chelsea did I can imagine what people would say. I am quite curious.
“It was a bit hard for us to play without Lukaku against a team that defends with nine players. You need that presence. Every defeat hurts but I go home with the feeling we gave everything. No regrets.
“Chelsea are not stupid. They know our team without Lukaku or Fellaini does not have a presence so putting eight or nine players in front of the box they knew they would be dominant in that direct football. We tried everything by other ways but they had a huge block of compacted players.
“The image of the game is that David de Gea did not touch the ball. He touched the ball in the net.”