Antonio Conte has criticised Manchester United for “only kicking” Chelsea in his side’s 1-0 FA Cup sixth-round win at Stamford Bridge, and said their targeting of Eden Hazard was “not football”.
The Italian’s take on the game was in stark contrast to Jose Mourinho’s, who claimed that the way United got at Chelsea’s centre-halves in the first 35 minutes meant he “had a feeling” he would win. Conte disputed this.
“My point of view is this: they’ve got to play football, and my players want to play football. For 20 or 25 minutes, it was impossible for Hazard to play football.