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Man City celebrations not excessive, says Guardiola

Man City celebrations not excessive, says Guardiola

A lacklustre Manchester United responded to their derby defeat by Manchester City with an unimpressive 1-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth at a subdued Old Trafford on Wednesday.

When that was followed up with a question about whether he was confident his players behaved in the right way after the game, Mourinho said: "I know".

Mikel Arteta received a cut eyebrow and another employee was injured when Romelu Lukaku threw a bottle.

United remained 11 points behind leaders Manchester City who won 4-0 at Swansea City and Mourinho said his team would continue to try and catch up.

The home side, pushing hard for victory late in the second half, thought they had broken through only for Dominic Solanke's bundled goal to be ruled out for handball. I said when I arrived that winning or losing, you have to go over when you are away to say "thank you".

"If we offended United - not just one player, not Jose - Manchester United, then I apologise", he said.




Sources have told ESPN FC that the bust-up was triggered by "very vocal" celebrations from City's dressing room following their 2-1 win.

"You don't like Bournemouth, hey?" he asked.

Manchester United full-back Antonio Valencia has said that his side can use previous negative experiences to inspire them to the Premier League title this season.

"If you ask me how did I do at United, I will say it was my best year ever, given the circumstances I was working under". You don't think they are a team capable of coming to Old Trafford and doing well? However, the Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, argued the Belgian should have been sent off for two rash challenges. "No respect for their players".

The former Monaco wonderkid had the flawless opportunity to double Manchester United's advantage in the second half but somehow failed to hit the target from five yards.