Much of the post-game analysis has centred around an abject United performance but the Blues defender says the focus should be on how well Marco Silva's side played.
He said: "That is the way it is.
"Manchester United are a club that if they are not doing well get all the headlines.
"So, it is one of those things they have to deal with. But we deserve a lot of credit.
"We went about our game plan exactly as we wanted to and in very tough conditions we took the game to them for the whole 90 minutes. I think we got what we deserved."