Again Jose Mourinho Faces Two-Match Ban


Jose Mourinho could face a two-match ban after being sent to the stands during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday.

For the second time in three home league games, the Manchester United boss was banished to the stands by referee Jon Moss after kicking a water bottle along the touchline in frustration at Old Trafford and then declined to speak to the media at the end of the match.

Reacting in anger after Paul Pogba was correctly booked for diving shortly before the half-hour mark, Mourinho booted a water bottle in his technical area and was sent upstairs.

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Mourinho felt Pogba should have been given a free-kick but referee Jon Moss ruled there was no contact and showed the French international a yellow card.

The result left them with only 20 points from their first 13 games and 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, making it United’s fourth successive home draw in the league – a sequence they have not endured since 1980, their worst since then.

Rui Faria, his assistant who did his media duties post match speaking after the match said:

“The referee explained it to Jose and there is nothing more to say.

“I think there was frustration from Jose after the yellow card for Pogba. It should be a foul for us but the referee understood it in another way. I think everyone saw it but it is part of the game. It was the referee’s decision.”

Pogba will now miss United’s next game, an EFL cup clash with West Ham, while Mourinho is likely to face further punishment from the Football Association for his outburst.


Only a month ago, Jose Mourinho was sent off by referee Mark Clattenburg after a half-time rant during the goalless draw with Burnley.

The Portuguese was banned from the touchline for one match, fined £8,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association following the Burnley incident and faces the possibility of a stiffer penalty for his latest transgression.

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The United boss also received a £50,000 fine earlier this month for comments about the appointment of Anthony Taylor to referee their game against Liverpool.