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Jose Mourinho involved in bust-up with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni after Manchester United concede lat

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reacted furiously after Chelsea's assistant coach Marco Ianni taunted him following Ross Barkley's injury-time equaliser at Stamford Bridge, Daily Mail reported.

Mourinho chased Ianni down the tunnel, attempting to grab the Italian before security staff stepped in to drag the Portuguese back.

Players, coaches and officials from both sides then surrounded Mourinho in chaotic scenes while scuffles broke out on the pitch as tensions threatened to boil over.

The incident started when Ianni provoked Mourinho after the goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time during the 2-2 draw.

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Immediately after Barkley scored, Ianni got up and did a vigorous first pump in front of the United dugout, which Mourinho ignored.

However, Ianni continued to celebrate in a demonstrative manner and ran past the United dugout, with the visitors' coaching staff and players stunned by his actions.

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On this occasion Mourinho was livid and reacted angrily, attempting to chase Ianni down the tunnel before being held back, with members of the coaching staff from both teams involved.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri also celebrated with a fist pump, but it was Ianni who incurred Mourinho's wrath with his actions.

Chelsea fans responded by chanting 'f*** off Mourinho' at their former manager, who they once adored.

Mourinho issued a riposte after the final whistle by making a three-finger salute to the Chelsea fans in reference to three Premier League titles that he won while with the club.

After the game, Mourinho was eager to play down the incident and revealed that both Sarri and Ianni had apologised to him.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Mourinho said: 'What happened with Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he’d resolve the problem internally and his assistant came to me in Sarri’s office and apologised to me.

'And if you want to apologise I will accept it apologised and forget it because I have made mistakes in my career so I’m not going to kill you because of one.'

Chelsea boss Sarri, meanwhile, refused to elaborate on events but admitted his man had been in the wrong.

He said: 'Sincerely I have not seen (the incident). But then I have spoken with Jose, and with a complement of the staff, because I think that we were on the wrong side. So I have dealt with this immediately. It’s private [the punishment].'

Chelsea opened the scoring through Antonio Rudiger in the first half before Anthony Martial's second-half brace saw United take control of the game only for Barkley to equalise.

The result means that United have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions, with speculation regarding Mourinho's future at the club refusing to subside.

United are back in action on Tuesday when they host Juventus in the Champions League.

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Culled from Daily Mail

My view: Marco Ianni was rude for provoking Jose Mourinho, his childish gloating was unnecessary and Mourinho himself overreacted, they are both clowns. Manchester United were good today though.

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