Jose Mourinho Fights it out with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni after celebrating Barkley equaliser in front of him
Jose Mourinho was fuming on the Chelsea touchline after seeing his Manchester United side surrender a 2-1 lead late on today.
Ross Barkley popped up with the equaliser to spark wild celebrations on the Chelsea bench.
And Mourinho was furious with one man in particular.
As Chelsea’s bench emptied to celebrate the goal, Marco Ianni jumped in front of the United staff and seemed to goad the Portuguese manager.
The United manager attempted to chase the coach down the tunnel but was held back by both Manchester United and Chelsea staff members, as well as stewards and police.
After the game which ended 2 – 2, Mourinho refused to discuss the touchline spat but revealed he was disappointed with the result.
He said: “We weren’t there in the first half against Newcastle, but today we were there. In the first half we weren’t aggressive enough. We controlled their triggers. I’ve never seen Jorginho play so little as he did today.
After the 2-1 we had great positions to score the third goal and I hope every referee does the same as Mike Dean to give 6 minutes. Normally when I’m losing I don’t have 5 or six or seven minutes.”
On his chat with Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, after the game, he said: “I’m not annoyed with anything. Sarri said he would solve the problem with his assistant internally and he then came to me and apologised and I said if he really meant it then okay, I accept.”
Sarri finally spoke to the press on Saturday, following Mourinho. When asked how he would deal with the issue, Sarri said: “It’s private.
“I am not very happy, I have said before. I have spoken with Jose and understand the other side of the situation.”
The boss was asked what happened when the goal went in.
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 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.
Meanwhile, England Women coach Phil Neville says Ianni should be sacked for his antics on the touchline.
“Whoever that staff member is of Chelsea has just been an absolute disgrace. No class, no humility.
“He’s gone straight into the face of Jose Mourinho, Michael Carrick and the Manchester United bench and just celebrated in their face. Absolutely disgraceful.
“He’s (Mourinho) the innocent one in all this. The guy on the Chelsea bench has run straight past him, celebrated in his face.
But the real Boss Sarri said finally to the press “I am not very happy, I have said before. I have spoken with Jose and understand the other side of the situation.”