WATCH Mourinho Itching to Settle Things With Chelsea Coach 'A-la Khabib'

WATCH Mourinho Itching to Settle Things With Chelsea Coach 'A-la Khabib'

WATCH Mourinho Itching to Settle Things With Chelsea Coach 'A-la Khabib'

A late Ross Barkley equalizer set off an unbelievable scene at Stamford Bridge Saturday, as former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had to be restrained after Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni celebrated the goal in front of him.

But in his post-match press conference, Mourinho revealed Ianni had approached him in the tunnel after the match and apologised.

He later held up three fingers to the Chelsea crowd, signifying the three Premier League titles he won with the Blues.

After the match, Mourinho said Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri apologized on behalf of the club. What happened with (Maurizio) Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

"I was very happy with our performance for 60 minutes", Sarri said after the 2-2 draw.

When Sky Sports asked Mourinho about what happened, he said had told Ianni to "forget it".

"For me it is another game, would I celebrate like insane my team scoring a goal at Stamford Bridge or my team having a victory at Stamford Bridge?"

"I sometimes look frustrated on the touchline even if we're winning".

His first goal was a sensational control and half-volley from seven yards out, while the second goal which gave United the lead was a trademark finish for the 22-year-old, cutting onto his right foot and curling the ball into the far corner from the left side of the penalty area.

City have scored 26 Premier League goals already during this campaign - putting them on course to beat the record 106 they totalled last season. But then the young fellow came and he also apologised and I told him: "I accept your apology". I have made a lot of mistakes in my career.

Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho finally showed the passion that has been missing for much of this season in an explosive second half. But the Chelsea manager did not know the precise nature of Ianni's actions until he spoke to Mourinho after the game.

Mourinho eventually returned to his seat and a second fracas kicked off between the players on the pitch at Stamford Bridge. "I want to do well for my team, players, support, I am 100 per cent Manchester United tomorrow, no more space than respect for the stadium and the fans".

Juan Mata was a surprise inclusion in Mourinho's side, and though they started solidly enough, one defensive lapse had Chelsea ahead midway through the half.

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