The Brazilian centre-back was dropped from the Blues' squad to face United prior to the worldwide break, leaving his Stamford Bridge future in the balance.
"It was a tactical decision [to drop him against United] and every single player has to react well and accept the decision". Conte praised Christensen for handling the pressure of such a high-profile game and said the Danish global, who spent the last two years on loan at Borussia Moenchengladbach, was proof that Chelsea's policy of loaning out youngsters worked.
I repeat: I don't like to speak about a single player.
"I like to speak about the team and the next game".
His only job in football since hanging up his boots has been with Chelsea, but the 52-year-old wanted to spend more time with his family, so quit his role at Stamford Bridge.
"I think we are talking about two young players, and two really good players, and for sure Ruben and Tammy will be the future for Chelsea". "Then to come back and play for Chelsea with greater maturity". Luiz was majestic for The Blues last season as they won the league with a record 30 wins out of 38 matches. He played for two years on loan and now he's playing regularly for Chelsea.
Mourinho managed Luiz in his first season back at Chelsea in 13/14 with the Portuguese tactician not impressed with his forays going forward.
"I hope at the end of the season to finish with a big beard". "I don't understand why we always have to try (to find) a problem". It's the same path as Christensen, who played for two years on loan and now he's playing regularly for Chelsea.
"It's very hard now to predict who will win the title in this league, but Manchester City are having a very positive path".