Following Jose Mourinho's criticism of some Chelsea players being fit enough to play against Manchester United, Frank Lampard hit back by claiming he "can’t drag players out of the medical room".
Mourinho was speaking in his new role as Sky Sports pundit, and claimed some Chelsea players could have started the game, "Maybe Frank listens to us and says 'Kante it's impossible to play', but my feeling is today they had possibility to play with a team with more know-how. [Marcos] Alonso, [N'Golo] Kante, [Olivier] Giroud on the bench and to come to Old Trafford, even if this is not a huge Manchester United that used to scare people, it's still Manchester United."
The comments appeared to rub Lampard the wrong way, as the first question in the press conference was about Mourinho's comments, "He didn’t like the performance of Mason Mount? Is that what he said? I can’t drag players out of the medical room, these are the players that played. We were better team in 45 to 60 minutes.
"They were ruthless. I'm not concerned about what anyone else says. I believe in the squad that we have. If we were more clinical then it could have been a different game."