Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Jose Mourinho given touchline ban and fine

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been banned
for one match and fined £58,000 for two separate offences.

The Portuguese was sent to the stands by referee Mark
Clattenburg for an incident "in or around the tunnel area
during half-time" of Saturday's goalless draw with Burnley.

He will serve a touchline ban for the game against Swansea
on Sunday and will have to pay an £8,000 fine.

He was also fined £50,000 for comments he made about
referee Anthony Taylor.

The United boss said it would be "difficult" for Taylor to
officiate their game with Liverpool prior to the match at
Anfield on 17 October.

Managers are not supposed to speak about referees prior to
matches, but Mourinho added that appointing Taylor for the
Liverpool match had put "pressure" on the Manchester-based

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