Jose Mourinho chasing central defender for Manchester United

Danny Woods
October 21, 2018

It was then, as the clock ticked down, that Mourinho's body language became animated and his emotions bubbled to the surface, concluding in that chaotic confrontation by the tunnel entrance as he felt Chelsea technical staff member Ianni overdid the celebrations of Barkley's late leveller.

ManU coach Jose Mourinho flashes three fingers after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

He said: "Oh come on, I can tell you that 97 minutes of the game was so good that you have to focus on that".

I spoke with my staff, and then [Ianni] agreed to speak to Mourinho and say sorry. Mourinho, who accused Chelsea's fans of disrespecting him, also attempted to draw a line under the matter despite saying that Ianni's actions were down to a "bad education".

He told Sky Sports: "I am not annoyed with anything".

"Of course I accept apologies and forget it, because I also made lots of mistakes in my career".

Having trailed to Antonio Rudiger's 21st-minute header, when Paul Pogba's slack marking allowed the German defender to score from a set piece, United produced a stirring second-half performance to come within a whisker of winning at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2012.

As Mourinho made his way back to the dressing room after the full-time whistle, he responded to the taunts from Chelsea fans by reminding them of the number of Premier League titles he won in his time as Blues boss.

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"Don't do what everyone does and say, 'It's Mourinho who does things.' I don't know his name".

Anthony Martial equalized 10 minutes after the break when the Chelsea keeper kept out a close-range shot by Juan Mata.

Sarri was not prepared to comment on Mourinho's tactics, which are often perceived to be negative.

"We had a very good first half but it was not really very good in the second".

"The goals were so outstanding - beautiful, beautiful goals - and the chances we created, and it's three more points".

Jose Mourinho commended Luke Shaw for being courageous and responding "in the best possible way" to the coach's public criticism after he secured a new long-term Manchester United contract. However, in all honesty, getting just one point could be considered punching above their weight given Chelsea's fine display of liquid football.

"But I don't think Chelsea will sell him to Man United so it's not a problem because Chelsea is led by intelligent and experienced people in football".

"But if someone has to be the man, I would prefer it to be myself than my players".

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