MOURINHO: NO NEED TO PUNISH MARCO

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The 2-2 draw between Manchester United and Chelsea was full of drama, and fans were left at the edge of their seats during a pulsating encounter as both teams ended up sharing the spoils.

The game ended in dramatic circumstances as a melee erupted after Ross Barkley’s late equaliser as one of Maurizio Sarri’s coach Marco Ianni incensed Jose Mourinho when he celebrated in his face following the equaliser.

The Football Association (FA) have confirmed this afternoon (Monday) that Ianni has been charged with improper conduct as a result of his behaviour during Saturday’s game and has until 18:00 BST on Thursday 25 October to respond to the charge.

Mourinho has now revealed that he has forgiven Marco and doesn’t want any further action to be taken against the young coach.

“I want to thank Sarri for his honesty,” said Mourinho ahead of his press conference ahead of the Juventus match.

“I want to thank Chelsea for its honesty too, but I’m not happy that he is going too far with the young boy. I don’t think he deserves more than what he got.

“He apologised to me, I accept his apology. I think he deserves a second chance, I don’t think he deserves to be sacked. I don’t think he deserves anything more than the fact that his club was strong with him and he went through a situation, in the end, where he recognises that he was wrong.

“So I hope that everybody does the same as I did which is to not disturb the career of a young guy who probably is a great guy, a coach with great potential and I’m not happy with any more than that. End of story.”