Jose Mourinho could be hit with two-match ban after touchline outburst

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could be slapped with a two-match ban from the FA after he was sent to the stands for the second time this month.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United (L) is sent to stands during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on November 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Mourinho was given his marching orders by referee Jon Moss during his side’s game with West Ham after he took his frustration out on a water bottle pitchside.

The United manager was reacting to Paul Pogba’s booking for simulation that rules him out of his side’s next game.

Mourinho was sent from the dug out against Burnley last month after he was adjudged to have verbally abused Mark Clattenburg in the tunnel at half time.

Rui Faria on Mourinho’s frustration

‘I think everyone saw his frustration showed in the situation where it should be a free-kick for us.

‘And an issue with the yellow card to Paul is he is off the next match, so there is maybe reasons to express some frustration.

‘After that of course there are also things that are part of the game and the referee took the decision on the sending off but, from our perspective, it was a decision that should be given to the opposite side.’

The Portuguese was given a one-match touchline ban for the incident as well as a £8,000 fine.

The FA warned Mourinho of his behaviour after they dished out his punishment and the Red Devils boss could be set for another stint in the stands after his West Ham outburst.

The 1-1 draw with West Ham leaves means United have made the worst start to the a league season since the 1989-90 campaign.

Mourinho was also fined £50,000 for comments he made before United’s clash with Liverpool after he suggested putting Anthony Taylor in charge put unnecessary pressure on the Manchester-based referee.

A third charge this season could prompt the FA to take a dim look on Mourinho’s latest outburst and hand out a two-match ban.

The FA will wait until their receive Moss’ match report before making any decision.

Mourinho skipped the post-match interviews and left the responsibility to his assistant coach Rui Faria.

United play West Ham again on Wednesday in the EFL Cup with a trip to Everton at the weekend in the league.


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