Mourinho has masterminded plenty of wins in big games down the years, but he usually does it with a defensive approach but on Sunday, he flipped that model on its head and took it up a notch.
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he knew the best tactical plan, that would see his team defeat Premier League leaders, Chelsea.
Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera scored for the hosts as they cut the Blues’ lead at the top to four points.
Mourinho revealed afterwards that it was the same system he used in their 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup, but it did not work that time because Herrera was sent off for two bookable offences.
“We went to Stamford Bridge in the cup with same tactics, the game was totally controlled with 11 players, only the decision that made us play with 10 men for the second half and 10 minutes in the first half, gave Chelsea a chance to be dominant.
“We knew that playing this way would be very difficult for them.
“Marcus Rashford played fantastically well. He had a very good game at Stamford Bridge in the cup, exactly the same chance to score, because he is faster than their defenders.
“Today he scored and it gave the team more confidence, more stability,” he told Sky Sports.