Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hit back at Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after his team's 3-3 draw with AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, telling the Special One to "look at himself," rather than others.
The Italian was asked about comments Mourinho made about other managers who "cry" about injuries, something many pundits took as a shot at Conte.
Per BBC Sport, Conte responded by telling him to mind his own business: "A lot of time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea. A lot of time, also last season, I think he has to think about his team and stop to look at himself, not the others."
Here's a video of the press conference, showing how agitated Conte got, per Goal UK:
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Antonio Conte is very unhappy with Jose Mourinho! 😤😤😤 https://t.co/DVR2mOdCzS2017-10-18 23:39:52
The Telegraph's Sam Wallace shared Mourinho's earlier comments:
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Mourinho on critics of MUFC approach: 'I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when a player is injured'2017-10-18 21:28:48
Chelsea have had to deal with several injuries already this season. Summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko and David Luiz both suffered knocks against Roma, while N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater are also sidelined. Alvaro Morata missed time with a hamstring injury earlier this month.
Conte replaced Guus Hiddink as Chelsea manager in the summer of 2016, after Mourinho had been let go earlier in the season. The former Juventus boss then guided the Blues to the Premier League title, as well as a humbling 4-0 win over United in their first meeting last term.
Along the way, Conte and Mourinho clashed. The Portuguese tactician was furious when Conte celebrated wildly during their match in October 2016 and even confronted him, per Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail.
When Conte warned his players they had to avoid a "Mourinho season" during the summer, referencing their drop in form after a title-winning campaign in 2014-15, the United boss responded with a dig at the Italian's supposed hair transplant, per ESPN's Rob Dawson.
The Daily Mirror's Darren Lewis anticipated Mourinho's next move:
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Watch Mourinho try to claim in his pre-weekend press conference: "I wasn't talking about Conte."2017-10-19 06:05:33
Chelsea and United will meet for the first time this season on November 5.