Jose Mourinho charged by FA after being sent to stands
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by the English Football Association for the second time in a week.
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This time he has been sanctioned for misconduct towards match officials in the tunnel area at Old Trafford.
Too early for talk of a meltdown?
Mourinho, 53, was sent off at half time of United’s 0-0 draw at home against Burnley on Saturday and watched the second half from the stands as his time racked up a record 37 shots but couldn’t find a way past Tom Heaton and also had Ander Herrera sent off for a questionable second yellow card.
It is not going Mourinho’s way.
Below is the brief statement from the FA, as it is alleged Mourinho confronted the officials at half time following the failure to award a penalty kick for his side and used “abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official.”
This comes after Mourinho was charged for speaking about referee Anthony Taylor before United’s derby clash at Liverpool earlier this month. Mourinho said Taylor, who lives close to Manchester, was put in a “difficult” position to have a good game as the ref.
Mourinho’s United have now won just once in their last seven Premier League games, scoring just once in their last four PL outings.
This latest charge will also likely see Mourinho handed a one-game touchline ban, similar to what he received as Chelsea’s manager in December last year at Stoke City after he confronted officials at half time of the Blues’ defeat at West Ham United.
Different club. Different season. Same Jose.