Pep Guardiola: Man City boss says players did not over-celebrate at Man Utd
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola "encouraged" his players to celebrate Sunday's 2-1 win at Manchester United, but denies they went over the top.
United boss Jose Mourinho had milk thrown at him outside the dressing rooms after objecting to City's reaction to the win, which took them 11 points clear in the Premier League.
Asked if his players celebrated too much, Guardiola said: "Definitely not.
"We were happy. We won a derby against one of the best rivals we have."
When asked to respond to Guardiola at a news conference before Wednesday's game against Bournemouth, Mourinho said he was "not here to comment on his words".
"The only thing I can say is that for me was just a question of diversity - diversity in behaviour, diversity in education, just that and nothing more," he said.
The Football Association said on Monday that both clubs have until Wednesday to reply to a request for their observations of the incident.
"After what happened, hopefully it cannot happen again," said Guardiola. "What happened we will explain to the FA investigation. United will do the same."
What actually happened?
City's players initially celebrated Sunday's victory - a record 14th in a row in the Premier League - in front of their fans, and coaching staff tried to persuade Guardiola to join them, but he refused.
After the players and staff headed down the tunnel, it is understood Mourinho complained outside the visitors' dressing room as he made his way to interviews.
In the ensuing row, the Portuguese had water and milk thrown at him while City coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut head after he was hit by a plastic drinks bottle.
It is not known who threw it and sources from both clubs say no punches were thrown during the incident.
"After the game, the players shake hands - no problem at all - and some players go and celebrate with the fans as normal," said Guardiola in his news conference before Wednesday's trip to Swansea.
"After that we went to the locker room and I encourage to the players to celebrate victories but, of course, inside the locker room. Of course, with huge respect for our opponents, not just Manchester United.
"When we lose we have to accept defeat and when we win to try to celebrate it.
"I am the guy who encouraged them to celebrate it in that moment but between each other. That is what we did."