Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Martin Keown states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United

Martin Keown states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United

As the Chelsea staff celebrated on the touchline, assistant coach Marco Ianni ran past the seated Mourinho, at which point the United boss jumped to his feet to confront him and had to be held back by stewards.

"I did not get respect back from Chelsea (fans) but that is not my responsibility".

As he was leaving the pitch Mourinho also stuck up three fingers to the Chelsea supporters to signal his three Premier League title wins with the Blues - all while he was loudly getting explicitly serenaded by the supporters who used to sign his name.

Asked at a press conference on Friday whether the charge was another example of the "manhunt" against him and his team he spoke about earlier this month, Mourinho said: "If I answer your question I have probably another process because I can not imply bias".

Mourinho kept his emotions in check for most of the afternoon as returned again to the club where enjoyed success still under pressure at Manchester United - but then it all boiled over in that super-charged finish. It happened with me and Antonio [Conte]. I don't think so. He was very impolite but Sarri took care of the situation.

It ended with Mourinho involved in scuffles with one of Sarri's staff but both coaches sought to diffuse the row, Mourinho saying he had accepted an apology and Sarri saying he had also admonished the staff member.

"History says that when Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League, Chelsea are the champions".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given an extension until Wednesday to answer a Football Association charge of using abusive, insulting or improper language following the victory over Newcastle. When asked whether he felt he was being victimised by the governing body, Mourinho insinuated he is more harshly treated than other managers.

And his gamble looked set to pay off despite falling behind to a Chelsea side now unbeaten in their first 12 games under Sarri.

"There are moments when the grand spectacle of it all convinces you to put aside any regrets, even if you concede at the last minute or five minutes into stoppages", Sarri told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, reliving the challenge of facing Klopp as Liverpool snatched a 1-1 draw with a late equaliser last month.

"I said: "So much" and he added "me too". I try to behave always the same way. Today I was happy with the performance for 60 minutes because for 60 minutes we played our football. Two weeks ago Mourinho had no alternative other than to throw his players forward and they responded by saving his job, could he spring a surprise at Stamford Bridge or will he revert to defensive type?

"When you are the best team you want to win".

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