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Chelsea boss Mourinho: I will NOT talk about the ref

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho attempted to avoid commenting on ref Phil Dowd after their 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

Branislav Ivanovic saw red just moments before Robin van Persie's late equaliser for United.

"I have come from the flash interviews," said Mourinho.

"I did five and in all five, the first question was my comments on the referee.

"I told them no comment, because when five ask the same thing, I don't need to answer.

"I prefer just to say that in my opinion, from where I was and reading the game, my feeling is that we had a good first half and a fantastic second half.

"To come here and play the way we did and not to be happy with the point, because we are not, shows clearly how good we were and how good we are playing at this moment."

Pushed for his feelings on Dowd's performance, Mourinho said: "You know I cannot speak.

"Some (managers) can, some don't. I am one of the ones that cannot because you know what happens to me when I speak.

"So I won't. I will speak about the game, which I thought was good.

"I thought Manchester United were good, but Chelsea were very good. We played very well, particularly in the second half. I'm so happy with my players."

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