Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho says he showed maturity and control in Stamford Bridge despite the ‘uncultured’ behavior of the home fans during a fiery premier league match in London on Saturday.
Mourinho’s Man United almost snatched three points from their hosts, but a stoppage time goal by Ross Barkley.
But, prior the match the Portuguese had revealed he would not celebrate or do so wildly if his team scored against his former employers – to which he responded he was in control.
However, the Stamford Bridge faithfuls did not reciprocate the gesture to their former Manager as he was jeered by the fans and also edge on assistant Coach Marco Ianni, who taunted the United boss after the 90+6′ leveler.
Speaking in his post match presser, Mourinho was asked if he thinks the fans showed him any respect, to which he responded:
“No I don’t think [I got a lot of respect], but that’s not my responsibility. I have a certain level of education; socially in sport, and What I did here Today I will do one day in Madrid, in Porto, in Milan, I will try to always behave in the same way which I did.
“But then the reaction of the fans is up to them it’s not up to me. But no, I was not annoyed with anything.
“What happened was with Sarri’s assistant and Sarri was the first one to come to me and to say that he would resolve the problem internally with him.
“And after that his assistant came to me in Sarri’s office and apologized to me, which 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 you because of one.
“It is over, he apologized and I accepted,” the Manchester United Manager explained.