Twitter hails Herrera and Mourinho after Manchester United beat Chelsea

While the clash will have no direct impact on the league table, it will certainly influence both sides' morale and confidence.

Chelsea mustered just one shot in the first half against the Red Devils, their lowest total in a Premier League first half this season.

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Chelsea may have been penalised by a controversial handball call in the build-up to Rashford's opener, but they can have no complaints about the result.

Beaten manager Antonio Conte took responsibility for Chelsea's defeat.

"And I repeat the same: They are phenomenal in counter-attack, and when they have the ball it's more hard for them and when they have the ball we are compact and when they try to play counter-attack we were always in control of these link positions".

Four of Chelsea's six remaining games are at home, where they have lost just two of 15 games this season.

"Normally you win the title if you are 22 matches unbeaten and we are struggling to finish top four", he said, with United four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.

"The performance was really very, very good and it is a pleasure for me to say that the [league] leaders - the leaders with some difference - could not cope with our performance". The Manchester rivals meet at City's Etihad Stadium on April 27. "It means the coach was not able to transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game", he said.

Dropping Ibrahimovic - United's top scorer this season with 28 goals - was another sign of that, but Mourinho insisted he wasn't prioritising.

In all, perhaps as many as seven players could claim this was their best performance for United, and that is a testament to the management of Mourinho, who was animated on the touchline, demonstratively directing his players and cajoling from the technical area, particularly when the clock was ticking down toward full-time.

"I think (Mourinho) has learnt something", former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness said on Sky Sports. "For me, Chelsea didn't turn up".

"No-one is going to give us this league, we have to work for it like we have done for the majority of this season".

"They were on the front foot and went at Chelsea from the start". I think Arsenal here [a 1-1 draw], Tottenham [Hotspur] here [a 1-0 win], we played really well but today I think was a special performance because it was a special opponent: the leader, the way they play, and I think we played really well, very solid performance.

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