Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged over improper comments he made in Portuguese to a television camera following Manchester United win over Newcastle.
After United 3-2 comeback victory at Old Trafford on the 6th of October, it was claimed that Mourinho used “abusive or improper” – swearing into a television camera while he left the pitch.
The Football Association has charged Mourinho for “abusive outburst” and he has until 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time to respond to the charge. FA used a lip reader who interpreted the comments as offensive. He could face a game touchline ban if found guilty. If this happens Mourinho may not be on the United bench against Chelsea this Saturday, 20 October.
Before the game most news outlet reported that Mourinho will be sacked no matter the outcome of the game because they have been win-less in 4 previous matches. This has also put the 55-year old Portuguese under immense pressure.
After the match Mourinho said that he could cope with the “manhunt” but not sure if the players can handle such pressure, he singled out Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay, saying “Rashford was sad on the pitch, McTominay was scared on the pitch. ‘Maybe it was my wrong decision to play Marcus and Scott. They were not ready for this level of pressure that the man-hunting is bringing. ‘The boys woke up on Saturday and they didn’t know if I was going to be at the game or not”.
The video of the incident is shown below:
BREAKING: José Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on 6 October 2018. pic.twitter.com/r6rQosYa2w
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 16, 2018