Jose Mourinho had some crucial advice for his players after Alexis Sanchez found Manchester Unitedâs equaliser in their FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham.
Dele Alli stunned United with Spursâ opener in the 11th minute but Sanchez soon brought the sides level as he headed home Paul Pogbaâs enticing crossÂ in the 24th minute.
While Sanchez was busy celebrating in the corner at Wembley, Mourinho called overÂ Ashley Young and Ander Herrera before passing on his instructions to the duo.
‘He spoke to them about the space Herrera and Nemanja Matic were giving Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen,â a source close to Mourinho told The Daily Star.
Mourinhoâs tactical change clearly paid off and Herreraâs strike in the 62nd minute secured Unitedâs place in the final against Chelsea.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes United are the favourites to win the FA Cup on May 19.
‘Another final in the FA Cup as you know very well itâs not easy,â Conte told BT Sport after Chelseaâs defeat of Southampton.
‘Itâs not simple to play to a final in this country. Especially this competition ‘ itâs important.
‘Iâm pleased especially for our fans. They are the people that deserve more of these wins.
‘Now itâs important to try and finish the season as strongly as possible in the best possible way.
‘The final it will be not easy. Last year we played the final as favourites.
‘I think this season we are not favourites, but we will try to change that prediction.â