Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho fined & given one-game touchline ban by the FA

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been fined £50,000 and given a touchline ban by the Football Association for two charges.

The Portuguese coach admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty of a one-game ban, which will be served against Swansea City on Sunday.

images (40)Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg for an incident “in or around the tunnel area during half-time” of United’s goalless draw against Burnley last weekend.

As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine.

In a separate offence, Mourinho was handed the £50,000 fine for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the goalless draw against Liverpool last month.

jose-mourinho_1Mourinho said of the official, who is based near Manchester: “Somebody with intention is putting such a pressure on him. I feel that it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance.”

An FA statement said Mourinho accepted that the comments “constituted improper conduct, but denied they brought the game into disrepute”.

However, an independent regulatory commission “found the disrepute element of the charge proven and as well as being fined, Mourinho was warned as to his future conduct”.

Mourinho appeared to be upset when United were not awarded a penalty during Saturday’s match, after Jon Flanagan challenged Matteo Darmian inside the Burnley box.

The 53-year-old emerged for the second half during the match but was escorted to a seat in the stands before being moved a second time, this time to the directors’ box. He declined to speak to the media after the match.

Last season when he was in charge of Ch_92232770_mourinho_rexelsea, Mourinho was given aand fined £40,000 in November 2015 after he was sent to the stands after going to speak to referee Jon Moss in his room at half-time.

He was also fined £50,000 for saying that referees were afraid to award penalties against his side after the Blues were beaten 3-1 by Southampton in October 2015.

United currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, eight points adrift of the top three after 10 matches.

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