Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho receives apology from Chelsea assistant who sparked touchline chaos

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Jose Mourinho says he received a personal apology from the Chelsea assistant who sparked the furious touchline fracas during Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The Red Devils boss reacted furiously after Marco Ianni celebrated Ross Barkley’s last-gasp equaliser right in front of the United dugout.

Ianni provoked Mourinho

Ianni provoked Mourinho

And according to Mourinho, both Maurizio Sarri and Ianni have since apologised for the assistant’s behaviour.

“What happened was with Sarri’s assistant and Sarri was first to come to me and say he would resolve the problem internally with him.

“His assistant came to me in Sarri’s office and apologised to me.

“I said if you really feel that way I accept your apology and forget it, I’m not going to kill you for one mistake.

“He apologised and I accepted it.”

Mourinho was seconds away from a huge win on his return to Chelsea, after an Anthony Martial double cancelled out Antonio Rudiger’s opener for the hosts.

However, the occasion turned sour after Barkley’s 96th-minute strike, and Chelsea fans joined in by chanting abuse at their former boss.

Mourinho responded by holding up three fingers, reminding Stamford Bridge how many league titles he won for the club.

Blues boss Sarri admitted his assistant was the guilty party and confirmed he will deal with the situation internally.

“After the match I spoke with Jose. Immediately I understood that we were wrong.

“I then spoke with the member of my staff and brought him to Mourinho to say sorry. I think it is finished.

“I want to speak to him again.

“I have dealt with the situation immediately, of course, I need to speak with Mourinho again. I want to be sure he understands it was our big mistake.”

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