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Lukaku, Mourinho, Ederson Involved As Tunnel Fight Mars Manchester Derby

Lukaku, Mourinho, Ederson Involved As Tunnel Fight Mars Manchester Derby

Various reports in England have claimed that Sunday’s Manchester derby ended with a fracas in the Old Trafford tunnel in which United manager Jose Mourinho was reportedly squirted with milk after confronting Manchester City’s players and staff about their over-the-top celebrations.

Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points and end the hosts’ 40-game unbeaten run at home. It was also a record 14th straight league win for the visitors.


Police officers and stewards were reportedly forced to intervene in ugly scenes which began with Mourinho telling the victorious visitors to turn their music down and ended with Mikel Arteta, one of City manager Pep Guardiola’s assistants, requiring medical attention for a nasty cut to his face.

According to The Guardian, the violence was sparked when the Manchester United manager became embroiled in an angry war of words with City goalkeeper Ederson.

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Mourinho is said to have accused the keeper of time wasting during the match and the pair traded insults in Portuguese before Mourinho, in English, reportedly shouted: “you fucking show respect! Who are you?”

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Reports in Daily Mail and The Mirror also claim United striker Romelu Lukaku, who missed a great chance and then contributed to both City goals, was also heavily involved in the fight, which a bystander is said to have compared to a pub brawl as punches and bottles were thrown by both sides.

The hosts are understood to have complained about the provocatively loud noise emanating from the away dressing room and Mourinho’s plea for more respect to be shown to his losing team resulted in him being struck with a plastic bottle and doused in milk.

The situation was eventually brought under control by the police and Mourinho went to referee Michael Oliver’s room to complain about his failure to award United a penalty kick for what he perceived to be a foul on Ander Herrera in the second half.

Arteta’s injury was assessed by City’s medical team and there are unconfirmed reports that another member of Guardiola’s backroom team sustained some sort of injury.

Both United and City have neither confirmed not denied the reports.

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  • This Mourinho will not stop this jaguda(boma) behaviour. Man City won the match and a big one for that matter and Mourinho expect Man City or any team at all to keep quiet and put on sad face for winning Man United. Ridiculous! All goalkeepers do it. Wasting time is part of the strategy. What right has Mourinho has over another club’s player to boldly go and confront him. Is Mourinho mentally OK? Although throwing bottles and milk at him is unacceptable but the general concession is that he trespassed by going to the changing room of the opponent and so guilty. If you do any how you go see any how.

    • prince Albert 4 years ago

      Losing at home is not easy, more so that the losing side is still hoping to catch up with the winner.

  • Lukaku should just hide his face in shame.

  • Debbie 4 years ago

    Is this not the same Mourinho portraying Conte as a sore loser not long ago? This man will never stop amazing me.