Jose Mourinho charged with improper conduct by FA

Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct following Manchester United’s draw with West Ham at the weekend.Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second time this season during the 1-1 Premier League draw with Slaven Bilic’s Hammers at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The United manager received his marching orders from referee Jon Moss after kicking a water bottle on the touchline in frustration after midfielder Paul Pogba was booked for diving in the 27th minute.

“Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against West Ham United on Sunday, 27 November 2016,” confirmed the FA in a statement.

“It is alleged his behaviour in or around the 27th minute of the game amounts to improper conduct.

“He has until 6pm on 1 December 2016 to respond to the charge.”

It is the third time Mourinho has been charged in six weeks as he was also sent off last month following an incident with referee Mark Clattenburg during United’s goalless draw with Burnley.

Mourinho was given a one-match touchline ban, fined £8,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the FA following the incident with Clattenburg and he now faces the possibility of a stiffer penalty for his latest transgression.

The United boss also received a £50,000 fine earlier in November for comments about the appointment of Anthony Taylor to referee their game against Liverpool and, again, was warned as to his future conduct.

It is Mourinho’s latest run-in with Moss after being dismissed by the official 12 months ago during his time as Chelsea manager in a 2-1 defeat to the Hammers, receiving a one-match ban.

Should the 53-year-old be found guilty of his latest charge, his previous warning will influence any sanction.

The draw against West Ham left United in sixth place, eight points off the top four and 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, following a run of just one win in their last seven Premier League matches.

Source: Sky Sp