Jose Mourinho will face a two match ban after being sent to the stands for the second time this season during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, according to reports.
The 53-year-old was given a one-match ban and a £50,000 fine from the Football Association after accepting accusations that he verbally abused a match official during Man United’s 0-0 draw with Burnley last month, alongside comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor prior to the game with Liverpool.
Mourinho was once again sent to the stands after he reacted furiously to Joss Moss’ decision to hand Paul Pogba a yellow for diving during the first half against West Ham.
And according to the Telegraph‘s James Ducker, the Portuguese will face a two match touchline ban as a result of his recent conduct.
Make no mistake, Mourinho acted inappropriately against West Ham. His display of such seething rage when playing at home against a relegation-threatened opponent suggests that the 53-year-old is feeling the pressure at Old Trafford.
That said, one cannot help but feel as if such conduct would be met with a stern warning from the referee. A few sharp words before moving on.
But Mourinho, unlike most managers, has a reputation that precedes him. The Special One’s history of touchline chaos stretches back for years, and referees undoubtedly view him in a harsher light as a result.