• 10 December 2016

The Football Association has charged Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho for improper conduct, reports say.

The Portuguese kicked a bottle in frustration during the 1-1 draw against West Ham in the Premier League over the weekend.

Jon Moss who was the officiating Referee banished the coach to the stands in the game played on Sunday, and by Monday, Mourinho is charged with improper conduct. The former Blues boss has until December 1 to respond. Mourinho was angry when Paul Pogba was booked for diving after the player and West Ham captain supposedly clashed. Whilst replays show the referee was right as Noble did not make contact, Pogba was probably desperate.

Old Trafford would not be happy with happenings as this is the second time Mourinho has been charged, after he was earlier sent off in the game against Burnley last month. He was banned for a match and fined £8,000. In addition, he paid £50,000 for comments he made against a referee at Anfield last month as well.

Mourinho has every reason to be frustrated with the poor performances a top side like that has recorded this season, despite the huge expectations with his employment and the addition of top players during the summer. The team suffered their fifth daw in seven games, and it is one poor form that could see them lose out in the Premier League title chase this term. However, they lie in 6th place and are 11 points behind Chelsea, table leaders.

Though United tried to win the West Ham affair, the goalkeeper – just like the Burnley game – was impressive. The hosts dominated the game but the early goal and just being unlucky meant nothing could happen beyond the 1-1 score line. It could also be a possibility that playing Europa League football on Thursdays affects their weekends as former Arsenal player Martin Keown seems to think.

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