Jose Mourinho says he will not take the blame over a scuffle that happened at the end of Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

There was drama after Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser rescued Chelsea's unbeaten Premier League start at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho's side looked on course for an outstanding win over his former club after two goals from Anthony Martial overturned the first-half lead given to the hosts by Antonio Rudiger's 21st-minute header.

He bowed his head in disappointment as Barkley scored in the dying seconds after a goalmouth scramble, but then reacted angrily as Chelsea technical assistant Marco Ianni celebrated in front of him before then pumping his fists in Mourinho's direction again.

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The Portuguese jumped from his seat and was then held back by a mixture of stewards and Manchester United staff as he attempted to get down the tunnel at Ianni.

It was a dramatic conclusion as Mourinho saw victory snatched away after he had replied to the taunts of Chelsea fans by holding up three fingers to remind them of the three Premier League titles he won while in charge at Stamford Bridge.

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Mourinho blamed Chelsea’s assistant, and not his own reaction.

"It is not my reaction, it is Sarri's assistant," Mourinho told BBC Sport.

"Don't do what everyone does and say, 'It's Mourinho who does things.' They have apologised, everything is fine."

"Oh come on, I can tell you that the 97 minutes of the game was so good that you have to focus on that," Mourinho told Sky Sports when asked about the incident after the game.

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"I am not annoyed with anything. What happened was with Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

"The assistant has already come to me and apologised, I told him to forget it. I have made a lot of mistakes in my career.

"He was very impolite but Sarri took care of the situation."

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri confirmed that he and his assistant had apologised to Mourinho straight after the game, with Sarri admitting that his staff were in the wrong.

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