José in trouble

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October 28, 2016
José in trouble

REFFING HIS BEK: Boss José Mourinho

Badmouthing Ref leads to charge of misconduct.

José Mourinho may be celebrating a win over great rival Pep Guardiola, but he is in trouble with the FA now.

The Manchester United boss high-fived match winner Juan Mata after his team bounced back from their 4-0 pak at Chelsea last weekend when the Spain midfielder scored the winner in a 1-0 result against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

But yesterday, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Burnley, the Special One woke up to the news that he was charged with misconduct.

Ahead of United’s goalless draw with Liverpool last Monday, Jose made comments about referee Anthony Taylor, saying it would be “difficult” for Taylor, who is from the Greater Manchester area, to have “a very good performance” after being put in charge of the Premier League game between two fierce rivals.

“Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct, in respect of comments he made relating to the appointed match referee prior to the Liverpool FC v Manchester United FC fixture on Monday 17 October 2016,” the FA said in a statement.

FA rules prohibit managers and players from making comments about officials which could be “viewed as intimidatory or influential before games”.

The 53-year-old has until Monday to respond to the charge.

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