"We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight", said United's interim boss. In the second half we should have kept the ball more to make it more hard for them, but we can be happy of course with the performance and the result.
The atmosphere towards Sarri turned toxic once United surged ahead thanks to first-half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba, with boos greeting the end of both halves and chants of "F-- Sarriball" from the stands as Chelsea laboured to find a way through the visiting defence.
"I am anxious about the result, not about the fans".
Although results have been poor, there have been few media reports of player discontent at Chelsea, with most suggesting Sarri retains the backing his squad, something he also believes. My last game was a loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
'Then in the second half, it was really very hard to play because they are a really physical team and defended very low, compact.
Chelsea had legitimate shouts for a booking on Nemanja Matic - already on a yellow card - waved off early in the second half after the midfielder's late, sloppy challenge brought N'Golo Kante down. But, in the first half, we played well.
"We're happy, because we haven't had many good results at Stamford Bridge, so we are pleased for the fans as well". "I was anxious when I was in League Two in italy, not now".