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Manchester United rumour: Senior club officials frustrated with Jose Mourinho

Sumedh Pande
2.14K   //    29 Nov 2016, 16:04 IST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United looks thoughtful prior to the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Manchester United FC and Feyenoord at Old Trafford on November 24, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently following his touchline antics

Manchester United's issues don't seem to be ending anytime soon as along with their on-field problems, their manager's antics on the touchline has reportedly disappointed senior club figures. Mourinho was sent to the stands in their draw against West Ham United on Sunday with this issue being repeated in less than just a month. The Portuguese has been charged by the FA for kicking a water bottle and may get a long ban which will be declared soon.

The Red Devils are currently struggling in the Premier League as United equalled their worst start to a league campaign in 27 years. It is being rumoured that some club officials feel that Mourinho's behaviour might become a distraction for the team as they fight to regain their place in the top four and play Champions League football next season. According to Daily Mail, Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is not going to take any action over Jose Mourinho's repeated FA charges being imposed on him.

This is the third FA charge that has been imposed on Mourinho in just a month. Earlier during United's game against Burnley, he was sent to the stands and had also been fined £50,000 for his comments on referee Anthony Taylor. The ‘Special One’ had received a one-match ban after his side's draw with  Burnley which means that Mourinho's antics against West Ham will be held as a 'non-standard' charge which means that the independent regulatory commission now has the right to impose him a heavier punishment.

It's being said that the Premier League had held talks with all the 20 managers before the start of this season that kicking a water bottle will result in an automatic suspension. This is the reason why Jose Mourinho did not argue with referee Jon Moss on Sunday when he was sent off in the first half. United manager has time till 6pm GMT on Thursday to appeal against the FA's charge as the Portuguese might be banned for up to three matches if found guilty.

Regarding this issue, FA released a statement which read, “Jose Mourinho has been charged following his actions in Manchester United's game against West Ham United on Sunday. It is alleged that his behaviour in or around the 27th minute amounts to improper conduct.”

There is not a decided fine for this offence and Mourinho's conduct over the past 12 months is also going to be taken into account. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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