Rashford & Herrera On Target As Man Utd Outclass Chelsea


Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic he is happy to accept any criticism handed down by manager Jose Mourinho.

United moved back into fifth place, four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.

"In this case I wasn't able to transfer the right motivation to play this type of game".

"From a personal point of view, thinking about just about me and my work, [what made me most happy] was being totally convinced that we would be playing the FA Cup semi-final this weekend if we played Stamford Bridge with 11 men".

Should United win the competition, they will secure a place in the Champions League next season.

"You take this in a natural way and continue to be ambitious to win the league. We fight for it".

Chelsea will face Manchester United at 8PM today at Old Trafford.

The Blues have looked impressive on the whole, even accounting for the dropped home points against Palace, winning five of their last six league matches and having a nice run of fixtures to continue building momentum following today's clash with United.

"But when we are losing, the world's against you. I'm pleased for them for this nomination, but I'm pleased for all my players because they are doing a good job", Chelsea's official website quoted Conte as saying.

"I think it was a special performance because it was a special opponent, the leaders, the way they play".

"If we criticise any of our players when we're coming to sell them again then the public and the rest of football has a bad impression of that player".

"I was anxious at the start because it's not easy and when you arrive and find a situation totally different", he added.

Mourinho told Sky Sports that Ibrahimovic is on the bench because he is "very tired", adding: "I'll try to protect him but let's see the result".

United expect to welcome back David de Gea to their starting XI after the Spanish number one missed the last two games for United with a minor hip injury.

"But at this moment we are in a position where we have two matches in hand". They have played 38 games this season compared with United's 52, including the Community Shield.

"We knew that playing this way would be very hard for them".