FA give United, City extra time to explain Manchester derby brawl

Erica Murray
December 14, 2017

Manchester United and Manchester City have both been given extra time to hand over their version of events to the Football Association following the confrontation in the Old Trafford tunnel after Sunday's derby game.

Figures from United apparently took exception to the raucous manner in which City were celebrating their 2-1 success, which included playing loud music in their dressing room.

City coach Mikel Arteta was reportedly left with a cut below his eye after being hit by a plastic bottle. "If it is over now, then I will go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles", he said, However, he refused to look beyond Sunday's encounter at West Bromwich Albion.

"You don't think they are a team capable to come to Old Trafford and do well". Let us know in the comments section below.

The response from the audience was along the lines of maybe if the press conference had lasted more than six and half minutes the media would have time to ask questions about the Cherries. So people expect us not to celebrate? No.

When that was followed up with a question about whether he was confident his players behaved in the right way after the game, Mourinho said: "I know".

Louis Van Gaal believes Manchester United are a much more boring side to watch under Jose Mourinho than they were during his own much-criticised tenure.

"If we offended United - not just one player, not Jose - Manchester United, then I apologise".

Shifting to the other side, City boss Pep Guardiola issued an apology over the manner in which his side celebrated. But I also know that he really likes me as a person, so there's no issue about the discipline being for the wrong reasons.

He believes Manchester United can not afford to risk injuring Ibrahimovic again by rushing him back to the starting eleven. "We have to enjoy those moments". "No respect for their players".

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