‘Forget it, it’s over’: Mourinho accepts apology after touchline fracas

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accepted an apology from Chelsea second assistant coach Marco Ianni following the touchline line row that greeted the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho, a former Chelsea manager, was left incensed as he leapt from his seat and had to be held back by stewards after Ianni celebrated wildly when Ross Barkley scored a last gasp equalizer for the home side.

Mourinho raised three fingers to the Chelsea faithful to indicate the number of Premier League titles he won at the club as tensions boiled over but the United manager has said all is well following an intervention from Maurizio Sarri.

“I’m not annoyed with anything,” Mourinho told Sky Sports, post match.

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

“After that his assistant came to me in Sarri’s office and apologized to me. I immediately told him ‘if you really feel that way and you want to apologize, of course I accept apologies and forget it because I also made lots of mistakes in my career, so I’m not going to kill because of one.’

“Forget it, it’s over. He apologized and I accepted.”

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