Chelsea and Manchester United staff members involved in heated exchange

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There was a lively exchange between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte following Manchester United's dismal 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. 

The United boss, who had been humiliated at the home of his old stomping ground, took it upon himself to have a word with his managerial counterpart at the end of the game. 

While Mourinho and Conte both failed to reveal exactly what was said, it has been widely documented that the United boss hit out at the Chelsea manager for attempting to humiliate him during the contest. 

Indeed, with minutes remaining in west London, Conte raised his arms in an attempt to spark the Stamford Bridge crowd into life. Despite Chelsea cruising to all three points, it was the United faithful who were making themselves heard. 

Mourinho clearly wasn't a fan of Conte's actions and seemingly made his feelings quite clear. But controversy continued in the tunnel. 

Tunnel controversy 

As reported by The Telegraph, a member of Mourinho's staff declined the opportunity to shake Conte's hand. 

The report states that the United staff member was subsequently confronted by one of Conte's Chelsea assistants, which led to a heated argument in the tunnel.

It was certainly a day to forget for United, who will now be gearing up for a clash against rivals Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. 

Jose reaction 

The United boss has, however, admitted that he would rather his side's next game was in the Premier League. 

Mourinho stated, as per the club's official website: "I would prefer to play in the Premier League. It's a bad feeling in the Premier League. With the combination of results the gap to the top is six points. We've had a very difficult period of matches.

"We lost points this week and even in the match when we played phenomenal against Stoke, we lost points then. Now we need to win matches. I'm not saying they are easy ones but we have Burnley, we have Swansea, West Ham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, matches that we need to win and the top four, the top five, they have to play between themselves like we did this week against Chelsea and Liverpool.

"They are going to lose points too so we are in the run but there is no way to hide because I think our faces speak by themselves. We are really, really sad but again this is not for kids, this is for men and tomorrow we have to be men and work for the next one."

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