Jose Mourinho Had A Perfect Response To Having A Coin Thrown At Him
Jose Mourinho remained calm and collected despite having a pound coin chucked at him during his side's 3-2 derby win over Manchester City.
The coin was thrown in the Portuguese's direction in stoppage time of the match.
But Mourinho's reaction was not one of anger or annoyance, it was instead first class and classic Mourinho.
The Red Devils boss coolly picked up the coin and handed it to the nearest ballboy.
He also decided not to complain to officials about the incident after the game, seemingly more than happy with his side's win to bother with such trivial matters.
A source close to the former-Chelsea boss told the Daily Star: "Some guy threw it at him and he told the boy to take it."
"Every pound can help make you a millionaire."
It's not sure whether Mourinho simply undertook the correct procedure for managers if a coin is thrown on the pitch or whether he thought the ballboy's expert ball collecting earned him a tip.
#ManUnited manager Jose #Mourinho was struck by a pound coin thrown from the crowd during their derby victory over #ManchesterCity on Saturday, but the Portuguese did not report the incident. pic.twitter.com/acYmPorRQo- Odds Market (@OddsMarket) April 9, 2018
At full time, Mourinho was hit by coins thrown by the Manchester City fans - he then picked the coins up and gave them to the ball boys. What a guy.- The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) April 8, 2018
Of course, the incident will merely be a footnote in a match that more than exceeded the hype that built around it.
Manchester City welcomed their red rivals to the Etihad in the knowledge that a win would see them clinch the title in a humiliating fashion for Mourinho and his men.
Things started well for them, to say the least.
The Citizens were two goals up at half-time through Ilkay Gundogan and their revered captain Vincent Kompany. City looked to have just about done it.
However, in the second half, Man United dramatically fought back, scoring three goals with a Paul Pogba quick-fire brace and a Chris Smalling finish from close range to topple City.
This earnt Man United all three points and further cemented their position in second place in the Premier League.
For Mourinho, a man who has been known to goad fierce opponents, this coin throw would've only made him more satisfied with the win over Guardiola and City.
Words by Jacque Talbot