"Players are different and they react in different ways to the development process and Luke reacted in the best possible way", said Mourinho.
Mourinho attempted to confront the Chelsea employee, understood to be the club's second assistant coach Marco Ianni, before tempers calmed and the final seconds were allowed to play out.
Then after it was 1-1 we didn't play our football, only long balls and we didn't win the second balls.
Anthony Martial scored goals in the 55th and 73rd minutes as United came from behind to lead after Antonio Rudiger's opener in the 21st. The 2-2 in last minutes is ok, ok for the confidence of my players, but I have to look at something else.
Romelu Lukaku's first chance at goal saw the former Chelsea striker head well wide from seven yards out after he was picked out well by Luke Shaw's cross.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks about his side's 2-2 draw against Chelsea and the sideline scuffle in stoppage time.
The Gunners have won nine games in a row in all competitions, six of them in the Premier League, to close to within two points of the leaders. They also managed the feat in their title-winning campaigns of 2005-06 and 2014-15.
Mourinho believes United could be facing the champions in waiting at Stamford Bridge this lunchtime if Eden Hazard can maintain his blistering form. I have dealt with it immediately. I have made a lot of mistakes in my career.
Now the league's leading scorer with seven goals this term, Hazard has recaptured his best form under Maurizio Sarri, although he told Belgian outlet HLN during the worldwide break that he wishes to work under Mourinho again.
He said: 'Come on - things were not tense between us to begin with! Apart from that, it's just another match for me. It was Sarri who took the sting out of the situation by seeking out Mourinho and attempting to find out what had happened. I want to see more runs past Lukaku. Mentally he got stronger and the happiness of this season - playing regularly, feeling that the [left-back] place was his and I think also the national team feeling helped.it was an accumulation of factors. But if somebody has to be the man, I'd prefer it to be myself than my players.
"For 60 minutes we played our football".
"At the moment I think City is better like a team, but player by player they (United) are very, very strong".
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