Man Utd stars were infuriated by one Man City player in tunnel clash

A heated exchange erupted in the Old Trafford tunnel following Manchester United’s defeat by Manchester City last season.

The Red Devils players were unhappy with the excessive noise emanating from the City dressing room as they celebrated their victory, and an altercation occurred.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku allegedly threw a bottle, while Jose Mourinho was reportedly covered in milk and water and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta even suffered a facial wound.

Sources who witnessed the altercation said there was a lot of shouting and a rush of people towards the door of the away dressing-room when the episode occurred, with staff from both sides involved.

Michael Carrick wrote about the incident in his new autobiography, Between the Lines.

He stops short of naming names but reveals that one Manchester City player infuriated his United team-mates.

"We needed to keep pace with City and their win at Old Trafford on 10 December set us back," wrote Carrick.

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"City had a fantastic season, credit where it’s due. Emotions ran high after that Derby. City celebrated in their changing room and the noise travelled easily along that tight corridor.

"It doesn’t take much in a game of that intensity for it to spill over. City were entitled to celebrate, and make as much noise as they wanted in the changing room.

"Some of our lads felt the noise was aimed down the corridor, aimed at us, rather than City celebrating with themselves.

"One of their players celebrated more than we thought he should, so there was a brief exchange of views in the corridor, all pretty harmless really."

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