Jose Mourinho has expressed his delight with Manchester United's 2-0 win against Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday .
A goal each from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial, secured the comfortable win for United who are now just one point off a top four place.
In his post-match press conference, Mourinho described the win as very vital for United.
"We needed to win. Sixteen games unbeaten is an amazing record, but it would be the perfect record with two or three fewer draws at home," Mourinho said.
"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 our performance.
"In the 10-15 minutes before the goal, we were playing in a brilliant way. The goal had to come.
"I am so happy with the game between Liverpool and Tottenham later because I know someone will lose points."
Mourinho who tagged league leaders Chelsea a defensive team, tipped The Blues to win the league.
"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 counterattack goals and set pieces goals so I don't think they will let it slip but football is football."
And analysing Watford's performance and Martial's contribution to United's win, Mourinho said:"People sometimes forget that these teams like Watford and Stoke have very good players. I looked at this team and these players were in Italy when I was in Italy for Napoli, Inter, Lazio. These are top players.
"In the first half the football was fabulous. The fans got behind the team just before we scored the goal because we were phenomenal.
"When I got the job they were saying at Manchester United you need to play the football in a certain way and I agree. You cannot play a counterattacking style, but then you have to analyse the situation.
"Martial deserves the chance. He has worked harder than ever in the last two weeks in the way I like – silence but hard."