Published: Sun, October 21, 2018

Video shows why Jose Mourinho was furious with Marco Ianni

Video shows why Jose Mourinho was furious with Marco Ianni

Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho was enraged by Ianni after he celebrated wildly in front of him following Ross Barkley's late equaliser at Stamford Bridge.

The United manager jumped from his seat and hurled himself towards the member of staff, clearly enraged, and a huge melee ensued by the tunnel, with staff, players and security all getting involved.

Following the full-time whistle, "the special one" also pointed three fingers at the Chelsea fans, presumably as a reminder of the three titles he won with the club.

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".

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"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?" 'A physical match and United are better than us in a physical match. Chelsea took the lead through Antonio Rudiger in the first half before a double from Anthony Martial got United in front.


City have scored 26 Premier League goals already during this campaign - putting them on course to beat the record 106 they totalled last season.

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.

The broadcaster once worked at Sky Sports alongside Andy Gray but was forced to leave his post for sunnier climes after being embroiled in a sexism scandal over comments he made about the Premier League match official Sian Massey, among others.

Mauricio Pochettino praised the Argentine, who has faced many injury problems since he joined the club, and hailed Hugo Lloris as "one of the best goalkeepers in the world" after his display. "We were in the wrong".

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. I don't want the long ball, I don't want the second ball. Yet Mourinho ended up questioning why Dean played so much stoppage time after Barkley snatched a point for the hosts in the 96th minute.

While Jose Mourinho's side are undoubtedly in poorer form now, should they be rated less likely to beat this Chelsea team than last season's record breakers?

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