Man City in champion form after Mourinho drama

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Ianni did his cavorting right in front of Jose Mourinho and on his way back past the United manager was looking at him and fist-pumping pointedly and Mourinho leapt up in fury and pursued the Italian, who disappeared down the...

Marco who? Good question, and one that Mourinho would probably have uttered prior to this game.

"And I have to say it's a different approach he's used historically when he's been manager of Chelsea".

"But the reactions of the fans is up to them".

He told Sky Sports: "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. After that his assistant come to me in Sarri's office and apologised to me.

"I am disappointed with the last 30 minutes", he told the BBC.

"But I also made mistakes in football matches and I will make more".

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In a subsequent news conference, Mourinho was asked what pleased him in United's performance and replied: "Everything". What happened with [Maurizio] Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

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'Maurizio saw and Maurizio said he would take care of it internally and to accept his apologies which I did. "So when he came after the game to make his apologies I accepted his apologies". I don't need to know.

The United manager taking the moral high ground over this episode will, in all likelihood, only add to the irritation felt at Stamford Bridge that this was an avoidable incident.

"Sincerely, I have not seen [what happened], but I have spoken with Jose [Mourinho], then I have spoken with a member of staff because I think we were on the wrong side, so I have dealt with it immediately", he said. Mourinho remained seated, however, it appears as the staff member passed back in front of the United bench towards the home technical area, still celebrating wildly, Mourinho was antagonised.

United's fans, however, will appreciate the efforts and intensity of their players, showing loud support for their manager as they witnessed his team finally show signs of life to build on the momentum of their comeback win against Newcastle United.

Having trailed to Antonio Rudiger's 21st-minute header, when Paul Pogba's slack marking allowed the German defender to score from a set piece, United produced a stirring second-half performance to come within a whisker of winning at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2012.

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