Mourinho set to discover fate for sending-off

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could discover later Tuesday if he has been given a touchline ban after he was sent to the stands during last weekend’s goalless draw home to Burnley.

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The Portuguese, no stranger to disciplinary hearings during his two spells at Chelsea, had until Monday to respond to a separate Football Association charge of misconduct over comments about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of United’s recent goalless draw against arch-rivals Liverpool.

But Saturday’s incident at Old Trafford threatens to land Mourinho with a far more severe punishment.

Mourinho was sent to the stands at half-time for protesting too vehemently to the officials, having seen Matteo Darmian denied what the United boss felt was a penalty.

United finished the match with 10 men after midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in a result that added to the growing pressure on Mourinho, with the Red Devils without a win in four league games and eight points behind the leaders.

While a fine appears the most likely penalty for his comments about Taylor, Mourinho could be hit with a one-match touchline ban, as well as a fine, if the FA find he used insulting and/or abusive language towards referee Mark Clattenburg at Old Trafford.

If Mourinho appeals and that appeal fails, he could be sidelined from the dug-out for two games.

Mourinho failed to attend the post-match press conference that followed the Burnley draw, with assistant Rui Faria speaking to reporters instead.

Asked why Mourinho had been sent to the stands, Faria said: “I don’t know and I don’t think it is really important. I think what is important is what the referee will write in his report. I can’t give you more details.”

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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