Arsene Wenger Shows Jose Mourinho Support After Manchester Derby Dressing-Room Clash

 

Arsene Wenger has had his say on the Manchester derby spat 

Arsene Wenger has shown support for Jose Mourinho following the dressing-room spat that followed the Manchester derby.

Players from both Manchester sides clashed in the tunnel after Man City’s 2-1 win over Man United, after Mourinho entered the away dressing-room.

Mourinho is said to have grown frustrated with the noise emanating from the room, and went to tell the City players to tone it down.

He became embroiled in an argument with Ederson before milk, water and bottles were thrown in his direction, although City chiefs refute this claim.

 

The spat came some 14 years after a similar incident occurred in the Old Trafford tunnel following a Man United win over Arsenal.

Pizza was thrown at Sir Alex Ferguson in the ruckus. Cesc Fabregas later admitted that it was he who threw the slice.

Discussing the clash after the Manchester derby on Tuesday, Wenger, who was Arsenal boss when the first spat took place, said: “It is part of the intensity.

It can go overboard. It happened to us. It happened to us. Hopefully you commit 100 per cent to the pitch and are an angel after.

“I don’t know what happened really. It is difficult to take to see the 100 per cent celebration on the other side. It is an experience that’s a little bit offensive.

“That’s why I admired sumo in Japan because the guy who wins does not show his happiness out his respect for his opponent.

“Is it something we can copy? I don’t think so. It’s not part of our culture.”

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