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Mourinho Explains Conte Handshake

After spending much the season exchanging heated words with each other, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained why he shook Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's hand before and after his side's 2-1 win on Sunday.

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The two managers have been at each other's throats on more than one occasion this season, but the tension between the pair seemed to have eased during the meeting at Old Trafford.

After the match, Mourinho insisted that, despite what had been said in the past, it was important for the two managers to show each other respect.

"The handshake, before and after the match, I think is an example that everything in football you have to move and respect each other," Mourinho said, according to the Daily Star

"Mourinho and Conte, they are not two ordinary people in football. We have a history, we have an image and I'm really happy with that.

"I think that is what I and Antonio want to show to everyone."

Conte also had his say on the unexpected handshake.

"I think that you wanted to see the handshakes and we did at least, stop. It's over."

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United's win over the Blues saw them move back to second place in the Premier League, while Chelsea remain in fifth place.

Were you surprised at how civil Mourinho and Conte were during the game? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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