The Blues' run-in also looks a little kinder, with home games against Southampton, Middlesbrough, Watford and Sunderland - but a real test to come at Everton.
"Only the decision that made us play with 10 men for the second half, plus some minutes in the first half, gave Chelsea a chance to be dominant, but we knew that if we played this way then it would be very hard for them".
"The league is open and we have a 50 percent probability to win the league".
"He has a massive future in front of him not only for Manchester United but for England as well".
The unbeaten run has also included a win against Chelsea and Tottenham, 2 draws against Liverpool and a draw with Arsenal. This may be due to the large number of competitions the Reds were in but still unlike a Manchester United team to drop so many points.
Conte later blamed himself for the loss.
"They [United] showed more desire, more ambition, more motivation", the Guardian quoted Conte as saying.
"In this case, the fault is the coach".
He added: "It means the coach was not able to transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game".
"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".
Nevertheless, they're still in a strong position to finish in the top four while they're still on course in the Europa League, and so it may yet be a very positive season for all concerned at Old Trafford. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. "Today we deserved to lose the game", said Conte.
"We don't know what can happen in the Europa League, so these three points were phenomenal".
The manager reserved special praise for Rashford.
"I can't give up on the Premier League yet".
Mourinho, who denied he took extra satisfaction in beating his former club, said: "Normally you win the title if you are 22 matches unbeaten and we are struggling to finish top four".
"We went to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup with the same tactics (when United lost 1-0)".