A wild Big Six showdown between Chelsea and Manchester United on Saturday culminated with fracases on both the sideline and the field after Chelsea's dramatic stoppage-time equalizer.
Sarri, who is yet to win a trophy in his management career, said: "You are talking about one of the best coaches in the world - and I'm not at the moment one of the best". What I did here today I will do in Madrid, in Milan, in Porto, the reaction from the fans is not up to me.
"I'm not annoyed with anything". I spoke immediately with the member of my staff and I told him to speak with Mourinho and say sorry.
When Antonio Rudiger headed the hosts into the lead all three points looked likely, but Anthony Martial scored twice in the second half to nearly give United an unlikely victory before Barkley's dramatic late intervention.
His collected demeanour did not hold up for long though, as he held up his three fingers to signify the number of Premier League titles he won in the direction of the home supporters, who were baiting him as he made his way off the pitch. "We always tried to play, there was no time-wasting".
Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League since Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in the summer and have won widespread acclaim for their entertaining brand of football under their latest Italian manager.
Mourinho managed Hazard at Chelsea during the Portuguese's second spell at the club, with the playmaker instrumental in the Blues' 2014-15 Premier League title triumph. He then ran back towards the Chelsea technical area in front of the United boss, at which point he reacted furiously. But the blatantly flawed man-marking scheme - one that saw United concede 10 set-piece goals a year ago, and now three in nine games this season - bore just as much fault. While his status as a Chelsea player beyond this season may be an unknown, Blues fans will be able to delight in the form the Belgian is now in.
Mourinho meanwhile, insists returning to Stamford Bridge will not be different to any other game in United's schedule, but he concedes he will not celebrate should his team cause an upset.
City moved onto 23 points, ahead only on goal difference from similarly unbeaten Liverpool who, far from their best, were grateful for Salah's sharp first-half victor in their unconvincing slog at Huddersfield.
"I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don't think Chelsea will sell him to Manchester United so it's a non-problem because Chelsea are led by intelligent and experienced people in football and I think they would never sell Eden to Manchester United", the United boss said.
Much of the criticism aimed at Mourinho this season has centred around his failure to get the best out of several of his leading players, as well as the team's overall style of play.
"I hope to improve myself in the future, but I need to win [trophies] if I want to compare myself to him".