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Sunday 26 January 2020

Jose Mourinho: How he behaved on his return to Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho, pictured left, had a long chat with Antonio Conte following full-time at Stamford Bridge
Jose Mourinho, pictured left, had a long chat with Antonio Conte following full-time at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United were beaten 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, across two tortuous hours for the former Chelsea boss.

Here Press Association Sport looks at how the Portuguese's afternoon unfolded.

1533: As the teams warm up, Mourinho has a long touchline conversation with Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland. It is briefly interrupted by John Terry, who embraces Mourinho.

1544: As Eden Hazard exits the field following his warm-up, he reaches across Holland to shake hands with Mourinho.

1557: Emerges after the teams to take his place in the away dugout. Antonio Conte, his permanent successor with the Blues, enters the dugout to shake hands with Mourinho and his assistants.

1601: Pedro, who spurned United to sign for Mourinho, scores to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead after 30 seconds. Mourinho stands, motionless, jacket unzipped, hands in pockets. He momentarily turns and mutters something to his assistants. Then turns back, hands still in pockets.

1607: Zlatan Ibrahimovic heads over for United. Mourinho takes a swig from his water bottle, then returns his hands to his pockets.

1621: Gary Cahill nets Chelsea's second. Mourinho again turns to comment towards his bench, clearly unhappy with the defending. Some Chelsea fans chant "You're not special any more" and "Who are you?"

1622: Mourinho spreads his arms to either side, gesticulating to his players as Chelsea threaten to counter-attack again.

1623: Mourinho sits on the wall of his dugout to take notes midway through the first half.

1626: Eric Bailly blocks as Diego Costa goes close. Mourinho turns sharply, expressing more frustration.

1627: As Daley Blind prepares to take a throw-in at halfway, Mourinho stops the ball and then puts his arm around the Dutchman, squeezing his shoulder and whispering in his ear. It looked like he might drag him off there and then.

1628: Substitutes Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Matteo Darmian are told to warm-up by Mourinho. Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Michael Carrick also warm up before the interval.

1640: Mourinho has a discussion with Rui Faria and Silvino Louro, his assistants, during a break in play following David Luiz's high-footed challenge on Marouane Fellaini.

1643: More pre-interval note-taking for Mourinho, while perched on the dugout wall.

1647: Disappears down the tunnel before the half-time whistle blows. Faria has already been dispatched after instructions from Mourinho.

1709: After sending Mata on at half-time, Mourinho makes a second change, with Rojo replacing Bailly, who limps off and who was already on a yellow card.

1719: Hazard puts Chelsea 3-0 up. Mourinho turns forlornly, his hands still in his pockets. "Who are you?" is shouted - and louder than before.

1727: As N'Golo Kante makes it 4-0, the resigned look on Mourinho's face deepens. He is taunted by the fans who once chanted his name in adulation, now using the same chant to mock him.

1745: Mourinho stares at the action, hands still in his pockets, as Conte calls on Chelsea's fans to raise the noise levels.

1751: The final whistle goes. Mourinho shakes Conte's hand and has a long word in his successor's ear before disappearing down the tunnel.

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