Chelsea 'embarrassed' over melee involving Jose Mourinho and Marco Ianni

Chelsea's German defender Antonio Rudiger celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London

"Don't do what everyone does and say, 'It's Mourinho who does things.' They have apologised, everything is fine".

Ross Barkley's injury-time goal salvaged a point for Chelsea, protecting their unbeaten record under Maurizio Sarri.

United had taken a 2-1 lead thanks to two goals from Anthony Martial after trailing at the break. Thirty seconds of six minutes' stoppage time remained and for Manchester United fans the day out could not have seemed better.

Speaking about the incident afterwards, Mourinho told Sky Sports: 'I am not annoyed with anything. What happened was with Sarri's assistant, and Sarri was the first one to come to me to say he would resolve the problem internally with me.

"His assistant came to me in Sarri's office and apologised to me". I have made a lot of mistakes in my career, especially when I was young like him. One of those players who were at the exit doors at Old Trafford in the summer was Anthony Martial as Mourinho chose to give only limited game time for the Frenchman ever since he took charge of the club.

"I have a certain level of education, socially and sport, and what I did here today I would do in Madrid, Porto, Milan, I try to behave always the same way".

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

And after accepting Ianni's postmatch apology, Mourinho admitted that he could not bear a grudge against the 36-year-old considering his own actions in the past. If I knew I would have been able to immediately change the situation.

I have no doubt they will do so in this instance, and that means asking each club for their views, and speaking to the referee again.

Martial has suffered an inconstant role in Jose Mourinho's starting 11 since the Portuguese manager took control at Old Trafford in 2016. "My view is I would like to see it more if it was my team celebrating, but I love to see that emotion in football where you see people just lose it - not in a violent way - but in an emotional way".

The result put Chelsea top of the table before the later Saturday games but left United well off the pace. They've gone man for man. Rudiger has got too much for him.

"[It was] different because against Newcastle, in the first half we weren't there".



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