Manchester United and Manchester City players and staff were involved in a heated altercation in the Old Trafford tunnel which left Jose Mourinho covered in water and Mikel Arteta nursing a cut eyebrow, understands.
It is believed that the City players were playing music, cheering and singing after goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi put them 11 points clear at the top of the table.
Sources indicate Mourinho took exception, believing the celebrations to be a lack of respect, and told Pep Guardiola's men to calm down with a comment in Portuguese that sparked an ugly reaction.
United first-team coach Silvino Louro is believed to have been in the thick of the action, along with a handful of players from both sides, coaches and masseurs. Goal has learned that City coach Arteta received a cut eyebrow in the ruckus, while United striker Romelu Lukaku is believed to have been heavily involved.
Witnesses claim a number of bottles were thrown, with Mourinho left covered in water after the melee.
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