Chris Smalling reveals Jose Mourinho’s half-time team talk that inspired Manchester United comeback

The Red Devils pulled off one of the Premier League’s greatest turnarounds (Picture: Getty)

Chris Smalling says Jose Mourinho told Manchester United’s wounded players not to be the ‘clowns’ at City’s title party as they pulled off an astonishing comeback in the derby.

The hosts knew victory would secure a record-breaking win – the earliest in Premier League history – and got off to a flying start, with Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan both netting in the first half.

City appeared to be cruising to the title, but United were a different team in the second half and turned the match on its head within minutes of the restart.

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