Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Twitter reacts to Jose Mourinho's dramatic scuffle with Chelsea coach

Twitter reacts to Jose Mourinho's dramatic scuffle with Chelsea coach

But with only seconds remaining, Mourinho's relaxed smiles gave way to snarls when the hosts snatched a last-gasp equaliser and he leapt off his seat to confront a Chelsea coach who appeared to antagonise him, leading to an ugly melee.

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

"Oh, come on. I can tell you that 97 minutes of the game was so good that you have to focus on that", he told Sky Sports.

Asked if he got respect from the Chelsea fans, Mourinho said: "No, I don't think".

"I have a certain level of education socially and in sport and what I did today, I would do in Porto, Madrid, Milan".

"I am not annoyed with anything". But I also made mistakes in football matches and I will make more so when after the game he [Ianni] came to me to apologise, I accepted his apologies and nothing more to say.

"And after that his assistant came to me in Sarri's office, and apologised to me".


Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles in two spells at Chelsea, said United were the better side.

"We are in good form, not just myself but the whole team", he added. If you say before the game that one point at Stamford Bridge is a good result, it is so hard to win here but after the game with the way the game was it is an terrible result for us and a phenomenal result for them. They didn't see it coming.

"We defend mixed, so some of the players are in zone, some have individual opponents".

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he left out Ross Barkley against Manchester United to protect the midfielder against fatigue.

Sarri said that his side had been in control for the first hour but had then tried to pass the ball long rather than their usual style of conserving possession and building attacks. I am really disappointed in this type of performance.

In a match which epitomised the rich history of the Premier League's drama, Manchester United came away with just one point.

"He is a great manager, we have that freedom on the pitch, and when we don't have the ball, we know what to do so it is quite simple". This is not our football. I mean, I prefer not to speak...

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