Last updated : 16 August 2004 By editor

Chelsea captain John Terry said: 'We'll take each game as it comes - but with form like that there's no reason we can't go all the way. I think we took 15-20 minutes to get into the game but we kept the ball well. They put us under a lot of pressure near the end but we kept them out.'

Gudjohnsen showed more restraint: 'They put us under some real pressure but we dealt with it - the boys at the back were brilliant and Petr was there to take the crosses. We could have played much better at times but we showed real character and defended with our lives.'

Mourinho eventually checked his giddiness:

"I had to make changes in the second half because the game was in United's hands," he said. "Sir Alex pushed me to make changes that I would not normally make.'

Asked about Chelsea's chances of the title Mourihno showed uncharacteristic caution: "We are not champions because of this victory. But it was very important to start well. I told the players that I wanted to win this game. Sir Alex has had Manchester United for 17 years," he said. "Arsene Wenger has had Arsenal for seven years. I've had Chelsea for seven weeks."

Mourinho was constantly barracked by Reds behind the dug out but he said he enjoyed the banter:

"I gave them some autographs at half-time. The atmosphere was tremendous. In Portugal you'd get that kind of atmosphere only four times a season. But this is England, isn't it. I'm very happy to be here."

Somebody should tell him Chelsea only get any kind of atmosphere when we are in town.