Jose Mourinho played down an ugly touchline melee after watching his Manchester United side concede a heartbreaking late equaliser as Chelsea preserved their unbeaten Premier League record on Saturday (Oct 20).
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.
After the match, Mourinho said Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri apologized on behalf of the club.
"The assistant has already come to me and apologized, I told him to forget it. I think you all have to respect him". "We are at the top of the league, we are scoring goals at the moment and we are winning games so now after the global break we want to do the same on Saturday against Man United". We made a mistake.
Manchester United's clash with Chelsea ended with dramatic scenes as Jose Mourinho had to be pulled away from a member of Chelsea's staff.
The Telegraph reports that the club is none too happy about Ianni's behaviour, with manager Maurizio Sarri refusing to rule out further punishment.
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"He is a more complete player than before but he needs to improve".
Attempting to defend Marco Ianni's actions is a tougher sell than Saudia Arabia suggesting their day-trip to Istanbul was all about the flea markets.
Romelu Lukaku touched the ball just nine times during the first half, including a woeful header from six yards which flew high and wide over the Chelsea crossbar. "I will try to focus on the performance and not on the bad result".
"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".
United looked sure to claim all three points until the late drama; first Luiz hit the post with a header, Rudiger's follow up was superbly saved by De Gea, before Barkley drove into the goal easily.
Ianni leapt to his feet to celebrate Chelsea's equaliser and twice seemed to say something to Mourinho as he passed, with the second time causing the Portuguese to react.