Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for using ‘improper language’ in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford on the 6th of October.
Mourinho appeared to swear into a television camera as he left the pitch after the game.
The game was an intense one for the Portuguese, as rumours had claimed he’d have been sacked if Manchester United didn’t get a victory.
The game didn’t start well for United as Newcastle were ahead as early as ten minutes into the game, but three goals in the last 20 minutes from United aided a spectacular comeback at the Theatre of Dreams.
Mourinho appeared relieved after the game and muttered a few words while walking off the pitch, and reports claimed after the game that Mourinho could be charged by the FA if his words were offensive.
A statement from the FA read: “Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on 6 October 2018.
“It is alleged that his language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”
If found guilty, Mourinho could face a touchline ban for Manchester United’s upcoming Premier League fixture against his former club Chelsea at the weekend.
Mourinho, 55, has until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge.