Anthony Martial scored goals in the 55th and 73rd minutes as United came from behind to lead after Antonio Rudiger's opener in the 21st. A floated ball into the box led to a rush of bodies battling for the ball, but inevitably, it was an unsuspected Ross Barkley to fire home in the dying embers of the match. Mourinho remained seated, however, it appears as the staff member passed back in front of the United bench towards the home technical area, still celebrating wildly, Mourinho was antagonised.
But Pogba was influential in the second half as Man United turned the game on its head. I remember clearly a match in the past where I was losing 2-0 and won 3-2, losing 3-0 and then drew 3-3. We had lots of the ball in the last third, we were not aggressive enough with the ball to attack the spaces, but we were there.
The Portuguese later revealed Ianni had apologised to him, and that he now considered the matter "over", but it brought one of Maurizio Sarri's backroom staff into the spotlight.
Mourinho had vowed to keep his cool heading into a highly-charged fixture, telling reporters: "Would I celebrate like insane if my team score a goal at Stamford Bridge or my team wins at Stamford Bridge?" But, deep into six minutes of added time, David Luiz headed against the post and Barkley was free to bundle in an equaliser for Chelsea. Manchester United, meanwhile, endured a sluggish start to the season and is seven points back, having already lost three matches in the Premier League.
"He's a nice kid, we had a good relationship, we were champions together". He said: "We are not organised like this". We knew Chelsea did not sign the player they thought. "We always tried to play, there was no time-wasting".
He said: "At this type of football, United is better than us".
The Premier League comes thundering back into view on Saturday after the global break, and it starts with under-fire Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho returning to former employers Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday.
"But if someone has to be the man, I would prefer it to be myself than my players".