Manchester United are to launch an internal mole hunt after their entire starting line-up for their Saturday lunchtime clash was leaked to social media on the morning of the match, despite only players and backroom staff being aware of the actual names that would appear on the team sheet.
That is according to The Daily Mail, who report that manager Jose Mourinho was incensed by the leak, because it gave Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri knowledge about how United were going to set-up, enabling him to take steps to counter it.
The match itself raised plenty of talking points, mainly surrounding the way that United, having been outplayed by Chelsea in the first half, and for 15 minutes of the second, were able to turn the match around and took the lead through two Anthony Martial goals, only to be denied by Ross Barkley’s equaliser.
That then provoked a touchline melee was provoked when one of Chelsea assistant manager, Marco Ianni, celebrated too exuberantly in Mourinho’s face, and the incensed Portuguese manager had to be restrained physically from a fight.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.