Conte snaps at Mourinho 'clowns' jibe and takes aim at Wenger

Conte snaps at Mourinho 'clowns' jibe and takes aim at Wenger

Conte snaps at Mourinho 'clowns' jibe and takes aim at Wenger

Jose Mourinho wasted no time in hitting back at criticism from Antonio Conte, reminding the Chelsea manager he was previously accused in a match-fixing scandal.

"The draw was not nice to us because we are going to play against a Premier League team", Mourinho told a news conference on Thursday ahead of the third-round tie at Old Trafford.

Mourinho blasted Conte's behaviour during their match at Stamford Bridge in October 2016
Mourinho blasted Conte's behaviour during their match at Stamford Bridge in October 2016

Conte lapsed into his native Italian to explain himself - the phrase he used translates into English as senile dementia, although Chelsea insisted he meant to say amnesia. Maybe sometimes, someone forgets what they said in the past, or [forgets] his behaviours.

Explaining the reason for living in a hotel, Mourinho said: "I am very lazy and because I like to arrive in the hotel, I don't want anyone to be anxious because I live in a two square metres room".

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Conte is in his second season as Chelsea head coach, like Mourinho is at United. When they won the FA Cup and Community Shield, I think the referee decisions were a bit odd, you understand?

"For example, sometimes Wenger forgets that in the last few [Arsenal v Chelsea] games, we finished with 10 men".

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"I can talk, if I want to, about [refereeing] decisions for a month, but I don't want to do this because we need to respect decisions".

"Wenger must to find this way [accepting decisions]; it's not good, it's not good". You have to accept the decision. "If Wenger watched the game again, he would understand he was lucky in the game with the referee's decisions". "He went away but continues to look here".

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Conte described the verbal sparring between Premier League bosses as "very strange", but he also responded to comments from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Friday.

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