Manchester United’s José Mourinho faces fresh touchline ban after sending-off

November 28, 2016


José Mourinho is facing a third touchline ban in little more than a year after being sent to the stands for the third time in 20 Premier League matches during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The incident occurred in the 27th minute. A furious Mourinho kicked a water bottle along the touchline after Paul Pogba was booked by Jonathan Moss, the referee, for diving. The official’s decision was correct and, though Mourinho may have been unsighted from his vantage point, the manager faces a sanction that may be stronger than the one-game bans he received for the previous two incidents. It is four weeks since Mark Clattenburg sent him to the stands for verbal misconduct in the draw with Burnley at Old Trafford and this falls well inside the 12-month period during which the Football Association can take previous incidents into account.

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By The Guardian

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