Manchester — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho found
himself in more trouble with English soccer authorities on Tuesday when he was
again charged with misconduct, this time for verbally abusing a referee in a
Premier League game.
Five days after being charged for comments made about a
referee ahead of a game, Mourinho was accused by the Football Association of
using "abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official"
during United's 0-0 draw against Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday. He could
be handed a touchline ban.
Mourinho was incensed that referee Mark Clattenburg did not
award United a penalty following Burnley defender Jon Flanagan's challenge on
United's Matteo Darmian in the area. Clattenburg didn't give a foul.
The FA said it is alleged that Mourinho verbally abused the
referee in the tunnel area at halftime. Mourinho watched the second half of the
match in the stands.
Also read: Mourinho charged by English FA for ref comments
Mourinho was already facing a sanction for questioning
whether it would be difficult for referee Anthony Taylor to have a "very
good performance" in a game against Liverpool on Oct. 17, which finished
0-0. He was charged with misconduct on Thursday.
Managers are forbidden to speak about referees in the
buildup to matches.
Mourinho has until Friday to respond to the latest charge,
which adds to the problems building for the Portuguese coach as United
struggles in his first season in charge.
After 10 games, United — the most decorated team in English
soccer with 20 league titles — is eighth in the Premier League after only one
win in its last seven games. United was the second biggest spender among
English clubs in Europe's offseason transfer window with an outlay of an
estimated $170 million, including the signing of France midfielder Paul Pogba for
a world-record fee.
Mourinho also repeatedly talked himself into trouble with
the FA during his time as Chelsea manager.For
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