Jose Mourinho. Picture: EPA
Jose Mourinho. Picture: EPA

Manchester — Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester City players of a lack of "education" over their celebrations at Old Trafford following Sunday’s derby win.

Mourinho reportedly had milk thrown at him after objecting to City’s celebrations.

City coach Mikel Arteta is understood to have suffered a cut head in the ensuing row after he was hit by a plastic drinks bottle, although it is not known who threw it.

City manager Pep Guardiola said his players did not over-celebrate following the victory.

But Mourinho, speaking to reporters in Manchester, said: "He says, he says. He says, he says. I am not here to comment on his words.

"The only thing I can say is that for me it was just a question of diversity. Diversity in behaviour, diversity in education. Just that. And nothing more than that."

The United manager attempted to divert several questions about the row, insisting that he wanted to focus on Wednesday’s home match against Bournemouth.

"This press conference is pre-Bournemouth, it is not post-Manchester City," he said. "That was already done."

He acknowledged that United were keen to make up for Sunday’s defeat, which ended a 40-match unbeaten run at Old Trafford.

"When you lose, you probably have a little bit more desire
to win," he said. "Nobody likes
to lose once, nobody wants to lose twice." But he insisted that the motivation was only based on wanting to avenge a defeat and not because it was against City.


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