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Jose hits back at Antonio Conte with stunning comeback

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte are in the middle of a war of words right now.

The Portuguese coach said earlier in the week that the Chelsea manager was “acting like a clown” on the sidelines which sparked Conte to respond with the following words at today’s press conference:

“I think he has to see himself in the past – maybe he was speaking about himself in the past. Maybe, sometimes, I think that someone forgets what’s said in the past, which is his behaviour.

“Sometimes I think there is, I don’t know the name, but demenza senile… when you forget what you do in the past.”

Manchester United were 2-0 winners over Derby County in our FA Cup third round tie at Old Trafford this evening.

Goals in the final 10 minutes from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku booked our passage into the next round in a game we never looked like losing.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, the newly started war with Antonio Conte was brought up, as Jose Mourinho decided to remind the Italian coach of his dark past:

“I don’t blame him. Press should apologise to me + him. Question completely wrong + because of that, out of control reaction. I was speaking about myself. You said Mourinho said you behaved as a clown. I was speaking about myself.

“I don’t need Chelsea manager to say I made mistakes in past and will in future. What I will say is I will never be banned for match fixing.”

Jose Mourinho was referring to when former Italian national team manager served a four-month ban during the 2012-13 season whilst in charge at Juventus for failing to report match fixing at Siena.

The match-fixing enquiry dated back to 2011 when he got Siena promoted from Serie B.  He was eventually acquitted back in April 2016.

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