Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims to
have cleared the air with Chelsea counterpart Antonio
Conte, with the pair set to be reunited in the FA Cup
final on Saturday.
Two passionate characters have become embroiled in a
war of words this season, with there seemingly no love
lost between two men prepared to speak their mind.
A coaching feud came to a head in January when
Mourinho branded Conte “a clown” and “a fake”, with
the Italian hitting back by labelling the Portuguese “a
There was, however, to be a handshake between the
two prior to United’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on
February 25 and post-match discussions behind the
Mourinho considers that to be the end of petty
bickering, telling Record ahead of another tactical battle
with Conte at Wembley Stadium: “He stretched out, I
stretched. We got bored.
“After the game in Manchester I invited him to come to
my office. We talked, nothing’s wrong. It’s OK.”
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