Chelsea salvage 2-2 draw with Manchester United at home

Mourinho said he did not want to land himself in further trouble by commenting on his FA charge

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has promised to show plenty of restraint and respect if he inflicts a first Premier League defeat of the season on his former side Chelsea on Saturday.

The Portuguese manager went after a Chelsea assistant who appeared taunting near the Manchester United bench following Ross Barkley's last-minute equalizer at Stamford Bridge.

The United manager had to be restrained by stewards as tempers flared in the aftermath to the late goal, though Sarri insisted he did not witness the incident.

Chelsea have since garnered as much praise for their entertaining style of play as for their impressive start to the Premier League season, but Sarri is adamant that he is just as focused on results as Mourinho. What I did here today I would do in Porto and Madrid and Milan, try to behave always the same way, which I did.

"I am not annoyed with anything", he told Sky Sports. What happened was with Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it. So, I need to win if I want to compare myself to him.

"But I have made many mistakes in football matches, especially when I was younger, and I will make many more so when he came to apologise I accepted".

Instead, it was United who took control with two goals from a renascent Anthony Martial and a second-half display that - until the late, dramatic twist - was probably summed up by Mourinho stepping on the pitch to give the forward a congratulatory slap on the back for chasing down an opponent.

Two weeks later, Mourinho remains in place and heads into a game against his former club Chelsea on Saturday with his future at the club still under a cloud ahead of a run of games that includes two Champions League games against Juventus and a trip to face Manchester City before the next worldwide break.

Martial was also on the scoresheet against Newcastle as United came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. We made a mistake. They have both apologised to me. I want to play with short passes.

The Blues fought back to preserve Sarri's unbeaten Premier League record, substitute Barkley securing a point when he fired home in the sixth and final minute of additional time.

"At this point of the season one point more or one point less is the same", said the Italian. In the second half we managed to transform that on occasions in goals, in ambition, in free-flow play with good intensity, good passing, good quality. "Normally when I'm losing I never have five or six or seven minutes". "We have more ball so for me it's not bad".



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