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Man United And Man City Players Involved In Vicious Tunnel Bust-Up After Sunday’s Derby

Tempers flared in the tunnel after Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford, in which City extended their lead at the top to eleven points with a win against United.

Multiple sources on Sunday night reported that there was a serious altercation between players and coaches on both sides, with bottles and punches thrown and even an instance of bloodshed.

According to the Telegraph, Man United manager Jose Mourinho, already feeling wronged by his side being denied a penalty in the 79th minute, went to the Man City dressing room after the game to castigate the visitors for showing a lack of respect by celebrating loudly after the win, after which he became embroiled in a heated argument with City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.

The row is believed to have escalated severely from there, with Mourinho reportedly hit with a plastic bottle and doused in milk as all hell broke loose. Mailsport reported that as many as twenty men in total were involved in the fracas as players from both teams joined in, in full view of witnesses. Man United security were eventually able to separate the melee and all concerned returned to their respective dressing rooms.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Ander Herrera of Manchester United clashes with Nicolas Otamendi of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

While the reports convey a relatively mild incident, the Guardian’s Daniel Taylor suggested that the incident was far more serious than many might have realised with Man City coach Mikel Arteta getting a facial injury- and fingers Romelu Lukaku as having a big role to play in the overall incident:

There will almost certainly be more to come from the incident, with both clubs probably making statements on Monday in light of the allegations.

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