Chelsea's Sarri slams players for ditching game plan in United draw

Jose Mourinho reacts to a member of Chelsea's backroom staff celebrating a stoppage time equaliser in front of him

Jose Mourinho reacts to a member of Chelsea's backroom staff celebrating a stoppage time equaliser in front of him

ManU coach Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's manager Maurizio Sarri, right, shake hands after the 2-2 draw in their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United.

Chelsea should have won the game, but they squandered chances and the opportunity to really pile the misery on their under-fire former manager Jose Mourinho.

The respective footage has emerged on the Twitter account Sky Sports Premier League.

The Portuguese manager reacted angrily to the celebrations of one of Chelsea's coaching staff after a last-gasp equaliser from Ross Barkley made it 2-2. The coach jumped from his seat and was held back by those around, as he attempted to sort things out with Ianni.

Users immediately drew parallels to a recent episode of Khabib Nurmagomedov attacking his sparring partner Conor McGregor after a UFC 229 fight.

"Even though we were 2-1 down, we kept trying to score the equaliser and we did that in the end so I think the spirit was incredible", he added.

"But the reactions of the fans is up to them".

The result put Chelsea top of the table before the later Saturday games but left United well off the pace. I spoke with my staff, and then [Ianni] agreed to speak to Mourinho and say sorry.

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Despite reported interest from Premier League clubs and overseas, Martial stayed put and has since made six league appearances.

He was a constant ball of energy on the touchline, driving his players on. Tactically, by restoring Juan Mata to his team, Mourinho gave United a crucial link to the forwards, and the Spaniard's presence also unlocked Paul Pogba's ability as a driving force further back - Mata's presence stopped Pogba from believing he had to do everything.

This was, in the second half at least, much more like it from United, as Anthony Martial proved his quality, Juan Mata pulled the strings and Paul Pogba strived to make amends for his awful switch-off at Willian's corner that allowed Antonio Rudiger a free header for Chelsea's first goal. I prefer to play our football for 90 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku performed like a world-class centre-forward in the second half, too.

United were so poor in the first half it came as a jolt when they dragged themselves out of this mediocrity to equalise nine minutes into the second half.

Rashford is also preventing Martial from getting game time.

Still, it would be good for him, and United, for the story to focus on football once again. That will have to wait for now, though.

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