Saturday, 20 October 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in scuffle on return to Stamford Bridge



Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in ugly scenes at the end of his return to Stamford Bridge.
 
The Portuguese manager reacted angrily to the celebrations of one of Chelsea's coaching staff after a last-gasp equaliser from Ross Barkley made it 2-2.


Marco Ianni had pumped his fists in front of the United bench before there was a confrontation in the tunnel.


Mourinho had to be restrained by stewards before Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri managed to reconcile the Manchester United manager.


When asked about the incident, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "I can tell you that the 97 minutes game was so good that you have to focus on that.


"I did not get respect back from Chelsea fans but that is not my responsibility.
"What I did here today I will do in Madrid, in Milan, in Porto, the reaction from the fans is not up to me.


"I am not annoyed with anything. What happened with Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.


Players and coaching staff were involved in the confrontation


"The assistant has already come to me and apologised, I told him to forget it. I have made a lot of mistakes in my career."


Antonio Rudiger's first-half header had given Chelsea the lead before Anthony Martial's two goals put United in front.


After the final whistle Mourinho gestured towards the Chelsea fans with three fingers, in reference to the three Premier League titles he won at Stamford Bridge.




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