Chelsea and Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, and the Blues got a point from this massive clash away from home.
Juan Mata opened the scoring for United in the 11th minute of the game as United clearly dominated proceedings, and Mata’s goal was a clear sign of United’s dominance. However, Marcos Alonso equalised with about four minutes left of the first-half, scoring from a massive David De Gea mistake.
Chelsea looked a better side in the second-half but the score remained the same.
Speaking about his assessment of the game, Sarri said: “If I look at the first 20 minutes I am very happy [with it].
“If I look at the last minute when we had
the best opportunity of the second half, I am not happy.
But to play here in Manchester against United is very difficult for every team. They played very well in the first 20, 25 minutes.
“We were in trouble because we didn’t have the right distance between the striker and the midfielders. The ball was always free, and they are very dangerous when they can attack space behind the line.
“We were better in the last part of the first half and then the second half. We didn’t risk anything in the second half, only the corner in the last five minutes. We played very well in the second half.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the game that a draw was a fair result for both results.
Solskjaer said: “In the first half we did what we hoped. We got at them, created chances, got the first goal and played some nice football. In the second half we just didn’t seem to get that urgency back and that quality and tempo in our game. “The mood in the dressing room at half-time was good, everyone supports each other and everyone supported David. They felt good in the game but after that we just couldn’t find the quality and tempo that we had in the first half. Both teams could have won it. Probably none of us deserved to win it so a draw is a fair result.”