Manchester United and Manchester City were involved in a heated post-match scuffle last night, with City coach Mikel Arteta leaving Old Trafford with a bloodied head – and Twitter seems to know the culprit.
City romped to a 2-1 win after a second-half error from Romelu Lukaku at a free-kick, and it seems to be Lukaku who has been accused of throwing fists after the final whistle.
— Mike Anstead (@mike_anstead) December 11, 2017
According to reports, Jose Mourinho was unhappy with his opponents’ jubilant celebrations in the aftermath of their victory and went into the away dressing room to make his feelings known – at which point, things really went sour.
Apparently, Arteta needed medical attention after the altercation left him with blood streaming down his his face, but is Lukaku really responsible? Well, social media seems to be pretty well informed:
So lukaku has assaulted Mikel Arteta? Is this actually true. If it is never mind FA action he should be prosecuted by the police simple as that
— Kirky (@kirky0110) December 11, 2017
Lukaku threw himself at Arteta https://t.co/sQ85qPVpEt
— sebastían.o (@NathansAke) December 11, 2017
This bust-up in the tunnel at Old Trafford today. It wasn't handbags: Mikel Arteta was left with blood pouring down face. Bottles as well as punches thrown. Romelu Lukaku prominently involved, according to witnesses.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) December 10, 2017
LOOOOOL THE ONLY TIME LUKAKU HIT THE TARGET TODAY WAS WHEN HE DASHED A BOTTLE AT ARTETA’S HEADTOP ?????
— Big Dubs (@A2Dubie) December 10, 2017
I'm not mad at Lukaku anymore.
Should have broken Arteta in half.
United hero. https://t.co/jGJ5Visao5
— ⚽ MourinhoLogic ⚽ (@MourinhoLogic) December 11, 2017
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 11, 2017
How ironic that Lukaku threw a bottle at Arteta when that's the thing he lacks in big games
— 10 (@ThierryEW) December 10, 2017
Main thing about claims of Lukaku hitting Arteta with a bottle is, of course, the fact he was aiming for Pep at the time
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) December 11, 2017
Hard to believe Lukaku could have landed the punch to give Mikel Arteta a bloody nose on current form…..
— Monkey Sponge (@monkey_sponge) December 10, 2017
Lukaku went to hit ederson but actually hit arteta who was at the other end of the room??
— Luke_Trafford25 (@LukeTrafford25) December 10, 2017
So Lukaku failed us on the pitch but in the tunnel he was the king, allegedly Mikel Arteta left blood dripping, Lukaku beat and kicked everyone including Jose.
— Muganzi Brighton (@muganzibrighton) December 11, 2017
Lukaku hitting Arteta with a bottle was the only thing he got on target yesterday#ManchesterDerby
— RobWD (@Tricki_D) December 11, 2017
Lukaku hit Arteta with a bottle? Presumably Arteta was sitting on top of the crossbar at the time.
— Scottish Comedy FC (@ScotComFC) December 11, 2017
Man Utd fans when Lukaku gets banned for bottling Arteta
— #TouchlineFracas (@touchlinefracas) December 10, 2017
Go on then, tell me how Mourinho did his presser 5 minutes after allegedly being drenched in milk and water without a damp patch on him or a hair out of place? I reckon united are making shit up to distract from Lukaku's assault on Arteta #MCFC
— (((Fifthcolumnblue)) (@Fifthcolumnblue) December 11, 2017
What do you think of the incident? And should both teams potentially be looking at some punishment from the FA?