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 By PA Sport

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho: Paul Pogba and Mark Noble 'looked in love' in clash

Jose Mourinho and David Moyes both played down a fracas towards the end of the goalless draw between West Ham and Manchester United on Thursday night.

The point was enough to secure second place in the Premier League for United, but a late flashpoint was the main talking point of a forgettable evening as Mark Noble and Paul Pogba clashed following a trip from the Manchester United man.

Hammers skipper Noble reacted angrily, jumping to his feet and placing his hands on Pogba's face, leading the France international to push him away. The pair were booked by referee Jon Moss, and Mourinho, highlighted the postmatch niceties between Noble and Pogba to sum up the incident.

"It was handled well," he said. "I was watching the images and Paul and Noble looked in love. Hugs and kisses and changing shirts [at full-time]. It was good. It was competitive.

"We needed a point to finish second, they didn't need anything because they did the job last match at Leicester but they played to win. The game was competitive. Moss was there, he resolved the problem in a good way because the game was quite intense.

"I was very far from it but when I saw the reaction of the players, I think that was nothing extraordinary."

Moyes, who steered West Ham to safety with a 2-0 win at Leicester on Saturday, echoed the comments of Mourinho and was happy with the performance of his side given they had already assured themselves of top-flight football next season.

"I've got to say I didn't really make much of it, to be honest," he said. "I saw that there was a bit going on but the game had never been that kind of game all night and it was a bit out of nowhere. I've not looked at it, I don't even know what happened, who did what.

"Sometimes when you get safe you can slip away from it but the players were at it all night and stuck to it to get a thoroughly deserved point.

"The last two games we have got two good clean sheets. Overall, I am pleased with the players all round. They have done a good job."

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