According to reports, Mourinho had walked over to the City dressing room with the intention of asking them to tone down their celebrations and to show more respect after being left disappointed by the way Pep’s men were celebrating an eventful 2-1 win.
But what was initially a heated exchange between Mourinho and Ederson reached a point where both of them were believed to have been yelling furiously in Portugese at each other as an argument broke among all the players from both the sides.
There were also reports claiming that Mourinho was hit on the head with a plastic water bottle and also had milk thrown over him, before security eventually interfered.
United striker Romelu Lukaku is also said to be involved in the heated exchange which went out of control.
Mikel Arteta, one of Pep’s assistants, had blood running down his face after allegedly being cut above the eyebrows.
In his post match conference, Mourinho accused City of being “protected by luck” after claiming that Michael Oliver made a mistake in booking Herrera for diving and said that it was a clear penalty, referring to a similar situation last year when the referee didn’t award United a penalty after Bravo’s challenge on Wayne Rooney.
“Manchester City are a very good team and they are protected by the luck, and the gods of football are behind them,” Mourinho said. “My first reaction is I feel sorry for referee Michael Oliver because he had a very good match but unfortunately he made an important mistake.
It is like last season, exactly the same. You can speak about anything you want, you can bring any football theory, you can bring the stats, the ball possession, you can bring everything you want but, like last season, it is a huge penalty in a crucial moment of the game.
Yes they [City] had much more of the ball, yes they had that apparent control of the game but the biggest save is the double save of their goalkeeper [Ederson from Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata] and the biggest decision of the game is the unlucky decision of Michael [Oliver].”
Mourinho also claimed City were lucky to leave Old Trafford with 3 points but admitted that City’s 11 point lead at the top will be difficult to catch up with.
“It is a significant distance [to City now]. I don’t know [if we can make it up]. I know we can win next Wednesday [against Bournemouth]. We can work and fight for it. That is the only thing I say.”
It remains to be seen.