Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho charged with improper conduct

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Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League - Old Trafford - 27/11/16 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine Livepic

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was charged on Tuesday by the Football Association with improper conduct for the second time around in their game against West Ham at Old Trafford. Twenty-seven minutes into their game on Sunday during the EFL Cup, he kicked a water bottle in the touchline area after seeing midfielder Paul Pogba booked for a dive on the field. Referee Jon Moss then sent Mourinho to the stands.

"Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United's game against West Ham United on Sunday, 27 November 2016," confirmed the FA.

The FA further explained that he was given until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge made against him. He has been given a one-match touchline ban and was fined £8,000 (AU$13,300). He was also warned that any future inappropriate actions that he might do would have a greater penalty than what has been given to him now.

That was his second time to be charged with a touchline ban. In 2015, he was also sent to the stands and received a one-match ban and an £8,000 fine for having been involved in an incident during their game against Burnley. He was heard using abusive words towards referee Mark Clattenberg.

However, this was not the first time that Mourinho was reprimanded and from a game. Earlier in November, the United boss received £50,000 (AU$83,400) fine. It was reported that he uttered comments about Anthony Taylor’s appointment as their referee against Liverpool. In 2014, charges were also filed against him after he made a sarcastic appraisal of referee Mike Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley during his first time in the Premier League as Chelsea boss.

Since this is not the first time he has displayed such behaviour, it was said that his punishment for Sunday's offence will be determined by the commission.

Despite all of these that had happened to Mourinho, his players never left his side. Phil Jones, Manchester United defender, tried to defend his manager by saying that he didn’t do it on purpose and that Mourinho was just showing his love for the game.

"I think that's just passion . I like to see that from anyone - players, staff. It's passion for the game and a willingness to win. We all want to win just as much as each other,” said Phil. 

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