Jose Mourinho plays down touchline melee after 'awful' Chelsea draw

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho remains the centre of attention when the former Chelsea boss returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"It is not my reaction, it is Sarri's assistant", Mourinho told BBC Sport. Then they were messed up by United's equaliser when Marcos Alonso stayed down when I don't think he needed to - he would have blocked Martial's shot.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is "lucky" to find himself directly facing off against Jose Mourinho on Saturday as he labelled the Manchester United manager as one of the best in the world.

Barkley equalized with one of the last kicks of the game, preserving Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season after nine games.

But United couldn't hold out for an extra six minutes stoppage time as Barkley pounced after De Gea had produced another miraculous save from Rudiger before carnage broke loose on the touchline.

Mourinho stayed in his seat but, after Ianni ran past him, reacted to something the Italian said and had to be restrained.

"I am not annoyed with anything". The assistant has already come to me and apologised. "Forget it, because I've also made lots of mistakes in my career".

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It all took place after Barkley made it 2-2 in the 96th minute to earn the draw.

Mourinho, who had won three Premier League titles while in charge at Stamford Bridge, noted that the Chelsea coach had subsequently apologized to him.

Sarri said his side lost out to United in the physical battle as the game wore on.

The former Chelsea boss had the ideal response to the incident, holding up three fingers at the fans as he walked past. What I did here today I will do in Madrid, in Milan, in Porto.

"The manager told me to help the team win the game".

"I will speak to him again (on Sunday)".

"I think I would try to control myself and to respect the stadium and the supporters that were my supporters and stadium for many years".

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

United, who host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, showed enough promise to suggest that Mourinho still has the support of his players after weeks of speculation about his future at Old Trafford.

United were on the verge of securing their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2012 after mounting an impressive comeback in the second half, with Anthony Martial scoring twice after Antonio Rüdiger had given Chelsea an early lead.

City moved onto 23 points, ahead only on goal difference from similarly unbeaten Liverpool who, far from their best, were grateful for Salah's sharp first-half victor in their unconvincing slog at Huddersfield.

"The team played very well".

Mourinho was stopped by a steward and there were tense scenes as both sets of staff descended on the mouth of the tunnel.

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