Mourinho loses cool as Chelsea grab late leveller

Jose Mourinho passes instructions to Eden Hazard

Jose Mourinho seems to actively encourage conflict within his clubs Credit getty images

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United and David Luiz of Chelsea in action during the clubs' Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday.

After the final whistle, Mourinho went to applaud the United fans before holding up three figures to the home support - apparently in reference to the three Premier League titles he won during two spells as Chelsea manager - after they had taunted him with chants following Barkley's leveller.

United travel to Stamford Bridge already seven points adrift of Chelsea, who are level on 20 points at the top of the Premier League with City and Liverpool.

Manchester United's clash with Chelsea ended with dramatic scenes as Jose Mourinho had to be pulled away from a member of Chelsea's staff.

"They are a very strong team". What happened with Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

"He is a great manager, we have that freedom on the pitch, and when we don't have the ball, we know what to do so it is quite simple".

Ianni, who came to Chelsea from Napoli with Sarri, twice celebrated in close proximity to Mourinho in the aftermath of substitute Barkley's goal. "I think he will be able to win again".

Abbas puts Pakistan on top
Mohammad Abbas and Bilal Asif have done the major damage as they bagged five and three wickets respectively on Wednesday. On Thursday, Pakistan top-order batsman Azhar Ali also suffered a freaky run out in the second Test against Australia .

Mourinho's season has been blighted by confrontations with key players and an inability, or refusal, to play the brand of attacking football United fans became accustomed to during the glory years of Alex Ferguson's 27-year tenure.

The visitors had looked on course for a rare Premier League win in west London as an Anthony Martial brace cancelled out Antonio Rudiger's opener. I don't want the long ball, I don't want the second ball.

"No, I am not happy, honestly", Mourinho said when asked about what he described as the "manhunting" against him in the wake of the Newcastle match. Mentally he got stronger and the happiness of this season - playing regularly, feeling that the [left-back] place was his and I think also the national team feeling was an accumulation of factors.

Standing in the way of a United win today is likely to be Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, whom manager Maurizio Sarri yesterday urged to stay at the club as it was the best platform for him to become the best footballer in the world.

United star Smalling revealed that, although the Blues were poor last year, they were always going to be contenders for the title this year.

In the first half, United were the team so many have criticised this season. "So I think we deserve much more than this result but this is what it is". I have to speak to Marco, I want to be sure he understands it was a big mistake'.

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