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Jose Mourinho Faces Anxious Wait On Fa Action After Manchester United Draw


Jose Mourinho faces an anxious wait to learn if he faces further action from the Football Association after he was sent to the stands on Saturday.

The Manchester United manager was ordered from the technical area during half-time in his team’s 0-0 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford.

Mourinho had complained to referee Mark Clattenburg after the official chose not to award United a penalty when Matteo Darmian went down in the area following a clash with Jon Flanagan.

Although the Portuguese did appear from the tunnel for the second half, it quickly became clear he had been sent off when he went on to take a seat among fans next to the dugout.

Mourinho later moved to the directors’ box and was seen passing written notes to another member of his coaching staff.

The FA will now wait for Clattenburg’s report from the game and that is set to be reviewed by the association on Monday.

From there, it will be decided what, if any, action will be taken against the former Chelsea boss, who is already facing disciplinary measures.

Mourinho faces a potential misconduct charge from the FA for the comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before United’s game against Liverpool on October 17 and has until 6pm on Monday to respond.

He was also in trouble last season when he was given a suspended stadium ban following comments he made in the aftermath of Chelsea’s 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.

That ban expired earlier this month, however, so it remains to be seen if that form of punishment could be applied on this occasion.