Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho felt Chelsea did not deserve to win the FA Cup, accusing them of defending with “nine players” in Saturday’s final at Wembley.

Chelsea won the competition for the eighth time after Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty gave the Blues a 1-0 victory.

However, Mourinho felt Manchester United were the better team throughout.

“I congratulate them but I don’t think they deserved to win,” he said.

“I congratulated them. I am Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they are my previous club but because they are the opponents today and I think we deserved to win. I think we were the best team, but that is football.

“I am quite curious to know what you say or what people write because if my team plays like Chelsea did, I can imagine what people would say. I am quite curious.”