REDKNAPP: MOURINHO SHOULDN’T HAVE REACTED ANGRILY

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Chelsea and Manchester United played out a dramatic 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, as both teams had to settle for a draw following a late Ross Barkley effort.

Chelsea were dominant in the first half and went ahead through Antonio Rudiger, but United were a different side in the second half and a brace from Anthony Martial put United in front.

The referee added six minutes of stoppage time, and Barkley was at the right place at the right time to score the leveller.

A melee erupted after Barkley’s late equaliser as Maurizio Sarri’s assistant coach Marco Ianni incensed Mourinho when he celebrated in his face following the equaliser.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admits that although he understands Mourinho’s frustration, he still thinks the Manchester United manager should have kept his cool.

“I get it a little bit,” he said.

“I thought he was confronted by the assistant, I’m not sure of his name, and there’s no need to get involved there.

“I think he’s tried to get a rise out of Jose and sometimes frustration does get the better of you. You just conceded a last-minute goal, it hurts.

“I’m not always the first to stick up for him, I don’t always think he does conduct himself in the right way. But I get that a little bit.

“There’s passion involved, this is high stakes, he’s under enormous pressure.

“It’s not ideal when you see a manager react like that but I tell you what, it’s why we love football.

“That’s why we love it, that’s what makes it so exciting when you see a last-minute equaliser like that and the crowd erupts.

“It’s not ideal but I thought it was a fantastic game.”

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