Fellaini started on the bench for the Red Devils, but replaced Phil Jones in the 62nd minute, and the midfielder was a handful as the away side looked for a winner at Stamford Bridge. After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports:
‘I thank Fellaini for unbelievable effort. He trained only yesterday and made himself available today.’
Alvaro Morata scored the only goal of the match as he headed Cesar Azpilicueta’s inviting cross past United goalkeeper David De Gea in the 55th minute of the Premier League clash.
The Portuguese also used his post-match press conference to hail the Belgian powerhouse following United’s defeat. ‘I have to say Fellaini was fantastic for us, for fans, teams, club,’ he said.
‘He was injured for weeks, trained first time this week but he put himself on the line today. ‘I don’t want to let it go without praising him.’