Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Burnley
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Monday, October 31, 2016
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will have to wait until Tuesday to find out whether the Football Association deem his weekend sending off worthy of a touchline ban.
Having regularly butted heads with the English football’s governing body during his spells at Chelsea, it comes as little surprise to see the Portuguese in hot water once again.
Mourinho had until the close of play on Monday to respond to a misconduct charge dished out by the FA following comments about referee Anthony Taylor in the lead up to the 0-0 draw at Liverpool earlier in the month.
It is understood the disciplinary commission is to rule on the matter before the week is out, but it is the punishment for Saturday’s behaviour in the goalless draw with Burnley that may land the hardest blow.
A fine appears the most likely outcome for the Taylor incident, but Mourinho could be hit by a touchline ban after being sent off by referee Mark Clattenburg at Old Trafford.
The United manager is understood to have been sent to the stands as the teams made their way out for the second half. Mourinho was incandescent late in the first half after Matteo Darmian had penalty appeals ignored.
Mourinho faces a fine should the FA deem the offence worthy of a general misconduct charge, like that handed to Stoke boss Mark Hughes after being sent to the stands against Tottenham in September.
However, insulting language and/or abusive language sits in a higher band, with the standard penalty a fine and one-match touchline ban if it is accepted by the manager.
Should Mourinho fail in appealing that charge, though, then it is understood it would increase to a two-match touchline ban.