Mour charged over referee comments
manager Jose Mourinho was yesterday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month’s Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.
United’s outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor’s suitability to take charge of the Oct 17 game at Anfield.
The Altrincham-based official’s appointment for the Premier League derby had led former English top flight referee Keith Hackett to claim the appointment would place undue pressure on Taylor.
And when those comments were put to Mourinho ahead of the match, the United boss said: “I think Mr Taylor is a very good referee but I think somebody with intention is putting such a pressure on him that I feel that it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance.” – AFP Manchester United’s Juan Mata (centre) scores past Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero during their EFL Cup Fourth Round match at Old Trafford in Manchester yesterday.