Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was reportedly hit by water and milk during a dressing room melee with Manchester City keeper Ederson following their derby day loss to City on Sunday after goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi also condemned United to a first home defeat in 40 games.
Reports said that the Portuguese coach got into a blazing row with the Brazilian after he had accused him of time-wasting toward the end of the game, which saw unbeaten City claim a 2-1 win that stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points.
The alleged altercation resulted in the duo involved in a pushing match that saw stewards and police get involved while milk and a water bottle were also allegedly thrown at Mourinho.
Mourinho and the United players were said to be unhappy after the City squad rubbed in the defeat with chants and loud music.
— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) December 10, 2017
The Man United boss was also apparently incensed by the decision to book Ander Herrera for diving when he went down under a challenge from Otamendi in the second half.
He went on to accuse City of being lucky: “Manchester City are a very good team and they are protected by the luck, and the gods of football are behind them.”
“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.
He also went on to rue Ederson’s superb late double save.
Ederson, unbelievable pic.twitter.com/mH5DiKhNdA
— City Lens (@MCFCLens) December 10, 2017
“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].”