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Sport Mourinho cuts off news conference over tunnel bust-up questions

08:21  13 december  2017
08:21  13 december  2017 Source:   goal.com

Jose in tunnel fracas with City players

  Jose in tunnel fracas with City players Jose Mourinho was involved in a confrontation with Manchester City players in the tunnel after Manchester United's 2-1 defeat, Sky sources understand.Jose Mourinho was involved in a confrontation with Manchester City players in the tunnel after Manchester United's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford, Sky sources understand.

The Red Devils manager had enough after journalists pressed for answers on a reported clash between United and City players in the Old Trafford tunnel .

Jose Mourinho cut short his news conference as the Manchester United manager grew frustrated with questions on reports of a bust - up after last week's derby. After Mourinho soaking and Arteta cut , FA seek information over Manchester derby tunnel row.

Mourinho-cropped: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho © Provided by Goal Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho cut short his news conference as the Manchester United manager grew frustrated with questions on reports of a bust-up following the derby against Manchester City.

Mourinho was speaking on the eve of his team's home clash against Bournemouth, but the pre-match build-up centred on an alleged fracas between United and City players after the visitors left Old Trafford 2-1 winners on Sunday.

David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi lifted City as Pep Guardiola's runaway Premier League leaders moved 11 points clear atop the table, though news quickly emerged about an incident in the tunnel post-match, reports suggesting Mourinho and several members of United's team and coaching staff took offence to apparently disrespectful celebrations.

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  Pep: I encouraged celebrations Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City's dressing-room celebrations at Old Trafford, insisting he encouraged them. Both City and Manchester United have been asked for their observations by the FA over a tussle which broke out next to the changing rooms following Sunday's dramatic 2-1 victory for City in the Premier League.No punches were thrown, according to Sky sources, but City coach Mikel Arteta was left with a cut to the head.

Jose Mourinho cut short his news conference as the Manchester United manager grew frustrated with questions on reports of a bust - up following the derby against Manchester City.

Manchester united news : jose mourinho cuts off news conference over tunnel bust - up questions | goal.com Jose Mourinho cut short his news conference as the

Mourinho and Guardiola were careful when discussing the scuffle on Tuesday, and the United boss become visibly irritated when pressed on the matter by reporters at Carrington Training Centre.

With the Football Association (FA) contacting United and City for their versions of events, Mourinho was asked if he expected anyone from the Red Devils to be punished and the Portuguese tactician quipped: "Why? I think you work for another club and not for the press."

The attention then turned to United forward Romelu Lukaku amid claims he could face punishment for throwing a water bottle during the scuffle at Old Trafford.

"Accuse? Prove? Show evidence and punish him," Mourinho said. Asked if he thought his United players behaved, he added: "I know. I am not confident — I know."

That pushed Mourinho over the edge as the 54-year-old left the news conference with a parting shot at reporters.

"You don't like Bournemouth, eh? You don't respect them," Mourinho said as he walked out of the room.

"You don't think they are a team capable to come to Old Trafford and do well. No respect for Eddie Howe. No respect for their players."

Ibrahimovic ready to start as a number 10 – Mourinho .
Jose Mourinho is ready to start Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Manchester United, in behind Romelu Lukaku.Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to start as a number 10, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

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