David Moyes saw his Manchester United side crushed 3-1 by Chelsea to fall 14 points adrift of the leaders in the Premier League title race.
The Scot emerged to meet the press and put on a brave face when asked about his current plight.
He was asked if United were in crisis, which he said was not the case, and insisted defending their crown is still possible.
The Mail’s Matt Barlow has the quotes:
That’s your word (crisis), not mine.
What we won’t do is throw in the towel until we can’t get there. The job is to try to finish first. I was hoping to win more and be competing a bit more than we’ve been but that will come.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had a different view, as he said in Barlow’s piece:
I don’t think David will be upset if I say the reality.
It is a 14-point difference, and 13 and 12. Can they recover to one of these teams? They can. But to three of them? It needs three teams to almost collapse.