Tuesday 26 September 2017

Mourinho has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined £50,000

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined £50,000 after accepting two misconduct charges, the Football Association has announced.

Life is rarely dull when the Portuguese is at the helm and this week has been no different, resulting in a second misconduct charge in a matter of days.

Mourinho's comments about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of last month's 0-0 Premier League draw at Liverpool brought a £50,000 fine and warning as to his future conduct, but it was Saturday's incident against Burnley that, as expected, led to the hardest blow.

The United boss was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg as the teams made their way out for the second half of the frustrating goalless draw at Old Trafford.

It led Mourinho to be hit by a misconduct charge on Tuesday and within 24 hours he admitted to using abusive/and or insulting words towards a match official, earning an £8,000 fine and immediate one-match touchline ban for Sunday's trip to Swansea.

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