Mourinho in touchline drama as Chelsea hold United

Carla Harmon
October 21, 2018

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has attacked the behaviour of the Chelsea fans upon his return to Stamford Bridge.

They face Italian giants Juventus on Tuesday and again on November 7 in the Champions League, after which they visit cross-town rivals and reigning domestic champions Manchester City.

"It's very hard, when you're in and out of the team as a player, to get any sort of rhythm", he said during Sky Sports' coverage of the match.

"History says that when Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion". "We defend mixed, so some players are in zones and some have individual opponents".

"After we scored the second goal and third it was much easier", said Guardiola.

And the good feeling from United's dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle before the worldwide break has not yet dissipated, with his players "happy and focused".

A scuffle then ensued as Mourinho attempted to argue with Ianni, which took a few minutes to settle down and involved over 20 players and staff. Mourinho says a lack of education was to blame, but, accepted the mistake.

Martial gave United the lead in the 73rd minute with a stunning low curling strike into the bottom corner from just inside the box and completed his brace in the process, 1-2. Mentally he got stronger and the happiness of this season - playing regularly, feeling that the [left-back] place was his and I think also the national team feeling was an accumulation of factors. "(Mourinho) is a very good manager and one of the best in the world.

"I want to do well for my team, players, support".

Mourinho previously worked with the silky Belgian during his second spell as Chelsea Manager, where the duo won the Premier League title together in 2015.

The Chile worldwide arrived back in London from Mexico after playing 90 minutes in a friendly earlier this week.

There had been suggestions that it was Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri who had infuriated him, but replays showed the man responsible for Mourinho losing his head was Marco Ianni, Sarri's second assistant.

But following Jose Mourinho's arrival in 2016, the Frenchman has seen his use spiral downwards with just 40 more starts across the following two-and-a-bit seasons.

In the first half, United were the team so many have criticised this season.

"It's an important contract for the club to keep him, and important for him because it's what he wants, and I always want the players to be happy".

"Chelsea is led by intelligent and experienced people in football and they would never sell Eden to Man United".

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