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Jose Mourinho landed with huge fine and one-match touchline ban after FA charges

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Mourinho sits in the stands after being sent off as United drew with Burnley
Mourinho sits in the stands after being sent off as United drew with Burnley

United boss Mourinho has been hit with a one-match touchline ban after being sent to the stands at Old Trafford on Saturday, as well as a £50,000 fine for comments made about referee Anthony Taylor.

Having accepted two misconduct charges, the Manchester United manager received the hefty fine and a one-match touchline ban:

The fine relates to comments made by the United boss about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the club's clash against Liverpool at Anfield on October 17.

An FA statement read: "An Independent Regulatory Commission heard that Mourinho accepted the comments he made on October 14 constituted improper conduct but denied they brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of Rule E3(1).

"The Commission found the disrepute element of the charge proven and as well as being fined, Mourinho was warned as to his future conduct."

In the second FA charge incurred by the former Chelsea boss, Mourinho was hit with a one-match ban after abusing referee Mark Clattenburg during United's 0-0 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

"Separate to this, Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty.

"The incident happened in or around the tunnel area during half-time of United's game against Burnley on October 30.

"As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine."

That puts Mourinho out of pocket to the tune of £58,000, while also meaning he will watch the Red Devils' game at Swansea on Sunday from the Liberty Stadium stands.