And just when the game seemed to be heading to a stalemate, Marcus Rashford scored the victor from close range in the injury time to seal all three points for the Red Devils.
"At half-time, I thought I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League, because to be 1-1 in a half when it should be like 5 or 6-2, we were really lucky", he said.
"When we make a defensive mistake, instead of forgetting and keeping playing, it is something that triggers instability". Absolutely bad. And when I say defensively I don't just mean my defenders, I mean as a team.
"I think we were much better in the second half".
But while he admitted that task remains a work in progress, he believes United are showing the powers of recovery required to overcome setbacks and turn games around.
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China's foreign ministry said it hoped foreign governments would treat Chinese companies "reasonably and fairly". It was not immediately clear what effect the Commerce Department action will have on Fujian Jinhua's operations.
Chelsea took the lead in the first half and it was looking like a regulation win for Maurizio Sarri's side.
"I have to wait until Monday", said the Portuguese after Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford struck in Lukaku's absence at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
United have endured a disappointing opening few months to the new Premier League season but there have been more positive signs in recent weeks and the Red Devils got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford last weekend.
It has emerged that the reason for his now-infamous training ground exchange with Paul Pogba stemmed from an Instagram post from the French midfielder during Manchester United's Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Derby County in September. "I really can't understand the kind of mentality that brings me more white hair".
A number of football fans called on the Premier League to clamp down on simulation retrospectively.
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She said: "This time it's going to be very cute, It's not gonna be scary; it's going to be very, very cute". The pair arrived in a fairy-tale style chariot and even pushed a pram with little ogre babies in it.
He laughed: "Well if the manager doesn't know..."
Jose said, "When you are outside the top four I don't think you should speak about title".
"But, of course, then he scores the winning goal and that's awesome for him and us".
Both sides went in search of the go-ahead goal in the remaining stages of the half, although Fraser went closest with a good strike that produced an equally good save from De Gea.
And there was one element of United's game that was labelled "pathetic" but viewers when they saw it on television.
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The party insists the case was cooked up to sideline Lula - who remains enduringly popular, though immensely controversial. He has been labeled by far-leftist critics as "the most misogynistic, hateful elected official in the democratic world".