Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is refusing to say the Premier League title race is over despite his side’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Eden Hazard scored the winner as the Blues moved 10 points clear at the top of the table, and wins against Arsenal and Leicester in their next two games will hand Chelsea their first league title in five years.
United are 11 points behind the London side with five games left to play, but Van Gaal believes people can’t say the trophy is going to Stamford Bridge just yet.
“It is not definitely gone because we can still win 15 points and they can still lose 18 points,” he said.
“The main goal is that we are progressing as a team and we have done that today.
“We were the dominant team on the pitch but we lost. In football, the result is everything.
“We also need results in football. It is not always the best team that wins.”
The visitors enjoyed nearly 70 per cent of possession at Stamford Bridge, but struggled to create many chances as Chelsea frustrated their opponents.
While disappointed with losing, Van Gaal admitted he was very pleased with how his side kept the ball for large periods.