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Mourinho facing longer punishment for incident v West Ham

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Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second time this season as Manchester United were held at home by West Ham.

The Red Devils could only muster another 1-1 draw, a result which leaves them 11 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Frustrated by United dropping more points, the pressure appears to be getting to Mourinho, but it was one incident in particular that sent him over the edge.

Paul Pogba thought he’d earned a free-kick, but was instead booked for diving by referee Jon Moss.

Moss and Mourinho have endured a frosty relationship in the past, so the Portuguese might have acted a little more carefully around him.

Instead, his touchline antics, attempting to kick a bottle, saw him dismissed to the stands once again.


And as this is not his first offence, he is now likely to receive a two-game ban, report Sky Sports.

He was thought to be facing a stadium ban already, having been fined £50,000 for his comments about Anthony Taylor before the Liverpool game and then sent off for hurling abuse at Mark Clattenburg against Swansea.

The Old Trafford boss also declined to speak to reporters after the final whistle against the Hammers, leaving assistant Rui Faria to explain the situation.


“The referee explained it to Jose and there is nothing more to say,” he said.

“I think there was frustration from Jose after the yellow card for Pogba. It should be a foul for us but the referee understood it in another way.

“I think everyone saw it but it is part of the game. It was the referee’s decision.”

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