Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted he is the one to blame after the league leaders were outclassed by Manchester United in the 2-0 humbling on Sunday at Old Trafford.
In a post-match interview with English sports portal Sky Sports, the Italian conceded his game plan and team set up did work out and that their opponents were better sided throughout the match
‘I think United deserved to win because they showed more desire than us, more motivation. But in this case the fault is mine, because in this case I wasn’t able to transfer the right desire, the right motivation to play this type of game,” Conte told Sky Sports.
A seventh minute strike from the English teenage sensational Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera’s deflected strike saw Jose Mourinho had the last laugh over his former employer.
The result has seen the gap between Chelsea and second placed Tottenham reduced to four points, leaving the title race wide open with six matches before the season come to close.
Meanwhile, with the success over Chelsea, Manchester United are now on 22 Premier League matches unbeaten streak, a fete they last achieved in 2007, the same year they denied Chelsea a single shot on goal just as was the case in Sunday’s clash.