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FA asks Mourinho to explain pre-derby comments

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations relating to comments he made ahead of last week’s clash with Manchester City.

Mourinho has until 6pm on December 18 to respond to the request, relating to comments made on December 8, two days before the Old Trafford clash which City won 2-1 at Old Trafford.

An FA statement did not specify which particularly remarks were of interest, although Mourinho said in a press conference that it only takes a “little bit of wind” to knock City’s players over.

 The FA is already waiting on comments from both clubs over alleged incidents after the game, with Mourinho reportedly unhappy at Manchester City’s post-match celebrations.Mourinho was understood to be annoyed at the loud music and celebrations from City’s open dressing room and an altercation followed when he made his feelings known to City goalkeeper Ederson.

The United boss then had a carton of milk thrown towards him from inside the dressing room which hit one of his backroom staff, according to Sky sources, while City assistant coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut to the head in the incident, although no punches were thrown.

In his pre-match press conference, Mourinho said: “They [Manchester City] are a good team. They defend well, they react well to the moment they lose the ball.

“They have a good dynamic in attack, they have creative movement. They have amazing players, they have a fantastic coach, they have lots of good things.

“If you ask me one thing that I don’t like a lot it’s that they lose their balance very easily.

“You know, a little bit of wind and they fall.”