As his team continues to struggle on the pitch, Jose Mourinho looks set for some more time in the stands.
Manchester United’s manager was sent off by referee Jon Moss on Sunday after he kicked a water bottle down the touchline following a decision to book Paul Pogba for simulation in their 1-1 draw against West Ham United.
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The video above shows the incident in full.
Now, it is being reported by Sky Sports in the UK that the English Football Association is currently reviewing the footage and are awaiting the referees match report before taking further action.
Adding in Mourinho’s recent outbursts, it’s pretty nailed on that at least another one-game touchline ban is coming his way and he’ll probably get two.
The Portuguese manager was handed a one-game ban last month and fined by the FA, plus warned about his future conduct, after he was sent off for remonstrating decisions at half time of United’s 0-0 draw against Burnley. He was also fined $62,000 last month by the FA and warned about his future conduct after he questioned the decision to appoint referee Anthony Taylor as the official for United’s big derby game at Anfield against Liverpool.
Adding all that into the mix, plus Mourinho being banned for one-game last season while he was Chelsea boss (again, he was sent to the stands by Jon Moss for an outburst against a decision against West Ham) and there is only one outcome: Mourinho won’t be on the sidelines for United’s next few games.
The silly thing about all of this is that he didn’t even need to remonstrate. Pogba clearly dived.
With United 11 points off first-place Chelsea and sitting in sixth place in the Premier League, Mourinho is letting his frustrations get the best of him.