Man United’s brawl with Man City
The topic of Man United’s brawl with Man City after Sunday’s Premier League game refuses to go away.
If reports in the papers are to be believed, Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku were two of the key protagonists in the melee.
Mourinho is said to have confronted City goalie Ederson at the start of blow up.
Lukaku is charged with injuring Man City coach Mikel Arteta.
There have also been reports that a joke at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s expense didn’t help matters. While Mourinho lost his cool to begin with due to City’s post game celebrations and loud music, which included renditions of Oasis songs.
Jurgen Klopp & Arsene Wenger
On Tuesday many Premier League managers faced the press before their midweek league fixtures.
Arsenal take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Wednesday.
In his presser, Arsene Wenger was asked for his thoughts on the Manchester brawl. Without naming Jose Mourinho, Wenger commented: “When I was in Japan I admired sumo because you can never tell the guy who wins – he never shows his happiness.”
Wenger offers an interesting to response to the tunnel incident at Old Trafford: ‘When I was in Japan I admired sumo because you can never tell the guy who wins – he never shows his happiness’ #AFC @premierleague pic.twitter.com/Y9jx1skHCM
— Adam Hunt (@AdamHuntSport) December 12, 2017
Later in the day Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp met the media before Wednesday’s match at Anfield wth West Brom.
Klopp also avoided mentioning Mourinho by name, while he replied how he’d have reacted in such a situation.
Klopp on tunnel behaviour/bust-ups: “We’ve had 1 or 2 draws at home and I’ve heard loud music from the other side. I’ve got no problem with that. Everything is allowed as long as you show the right amount of respect.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) December 12, 2017