- Match Analysis
Mourinho, barely celebrated when Romelu Lukaku scored the opening goal against West Brom, much like Lukaku himself who didn’t celebrate either.
Mourinho was in the headlines last week after Manchester City beat United where a fight broke out in the tunnel after the game. Mourinho reportedly instigated the incident after being infuriated by City’s apparent excessive celebrating in the away changing room.
And Mourinho has explained why he didn’t celebrate by putting it down to ’emotional stability’ and maturity which looks as if Mourinho is playing mind games with his rivals once again. Pep Guardiola and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte are well known for their emotional celebrating after goals and wins.
Asked why he didn’t celebrate, Mourinho said: “I didn’t celebrate too. Nobody was happier than me. Fifteen years ago I look at myself celebrating goals. With maturity you go into levels that you control your emotions better,” he explained.
“You get more experienced, you get more balanced. You don’t go crazy when you win. You don’t get depressed when you lose. You are much more stable with experience. Some other managers, they are different, and they don’t change.
“I change. If I score a goal in the last minute you will see me run, for sure, for sure. But a goal in minute 20-something, 1-0 with a lot to play… Let’s play.”
Mourinho has had previous confrontations with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after accusing Conte of celebrating too much and ‘humiliating’ him after Chelsea’s 4-0 win over United.