The FA throw the book at Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho yet again

The despicable Jose Mourinho no stranger to receiving an FA charge

The FA throw the book at Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho yet again

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Matthew

October 27th, 2016

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Ahead of Liverpool v Manchester United, Jose Mourinho clearly felt the need to speak out about the choice of referee. Anthony Taylor was the selected arbiter and the Red Devils manager questioned whether it was possible for the man in the middle to have a good game.

However, Taylor did operate pretty well and the FA have taken umbrage with Mourinho’s comments which were clearly designed to unsettle the referee ahead of the Premier League encounter.

Not for the first time, Mourinho has spoken out of turn. Regulations dictate that managers and players should not make pre-match comments about officials.

“I think Mr Taylor is a very good referee but because such pressure is being put on him I think it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance at Anfield,” he said. “I don’t really want to say too much more on the matter. I have my view but I have learned a lesson, if you want to call it that, by being punished so many times for my words about referees.”

The FA confirmed on Thursday that Mourinho would be charged for his comments after breaking FA Rules, and as a result “brought the game into disrepute”. The governing body’s statement read: “José Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in respect of comments he made relating to the appointed match referee, prior to the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture on Monday 17 October 2016.

“It is alleged his comments were improper and/or brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3(1). Mr Mourinho has until 6pm on Monday 31 October 2016 to respond to the charge.”

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