Mou sent to stands for kicking bottle
MANCHESTER UNITED manager Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands for angrily kicking a water bottle during his side’s Premier League home game with West Ham United yesterday.
West Ham’s Dimitri Payet curled in a free-kick in the second minute of the game that was headed in by Diafra Sakho. Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised in the 21st minute when he got on the end of Paul Pogba’s cross.
With the score 1-1, Mourinho took his displeasure out on a plastic bottle standing beside his technical area after Paul Pogba was booked for diving by referee Jonathan Moss.
It is the second time Mourinho has been sent to the stands during a game this season, following his dismissal at halftime of United’s recent 0-0 draw at home to Burnley.
The Portuguese, (53), received a onematch touchline ban as punishment. He received a fine earlier this month after discussing Anthony Taylor’s suitability to referee his side’s league game at Liverpool.
Mourinho had a run-in with Moss during the final weeks of his tenure as Chelsea manager last season.
Mourinho confronted Moss at halftime after being sent to the stands during a 2-1 loss at West Ham and was hit with a one-game stadium ban by the Football Association. —BBC Sport