Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct

Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second half of the match at Old Trafford and it is alleged that the Portuguese used "abusive and/or insulting words" towards a match official.

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Jose Mourinho speaks to the fourth official during Manchester United's match against Burnley.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct after being sent off in Saturday's goalless Premier League draw with Burnley.

Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second half of the match at Old Trafford and it is alleged that the Portuguese used "abusive and/or insulting words" towards a match official.

The former Chelsea boss has been given until 6 pm (GMT) on Friday to respond to the charge.

Mourinho had already landed himself in hot water with the Football Association this season over his comments regarding the appointment of Anthony Taylor to referee United's 0-0 draw at Liverpool earlier this month.

The deadline to respond to that charge passed on Monday without Mourinho making an appeal — at least not publicly.

Mourinho's anger against Burnley is thought to have been prompted by Mark Clattenburg's decision not to award a penalty for a Jon Flanagan trip on Matteo Darmian.

The 53-year-old did not fulfil his media commitments after the match, which saw United have 37 shots at goal without finding the net, instead sending assistant Rui Faria to address reporters.

Mourinho's side is without a win in four Premier League matches following three draws and a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Chelsea, but visits beleaguered Swansea City on Sunday after a trip to Fenerbahce in the Europa League.

An incident involving Jon Moss, in which Mourinho refused to leave the officials' changing room and verbally abused the referee, landed the then Chelsea manager with a one-match stadium ban and a £40,000 fine in November 2015, while a £50,000 penalty followed his allegations referees were afraid to award penalties last year.

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