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Mourinho handed one-game ban

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been fined and handed a one-match touchline ban by the English Football Association for his outburst during the match against Burnley and comments made prior to the game against Liverpool.

Mourinho made comments regarding referee Anthony Taylor prior to the game against Liverpool, which deemed to be improper, and then got sent off at halftime in the game against Burnley over the weekend after a verbal tirade against the officials. The FA released the following statement on Wednesday.

“Jose Mourinho has been fined £50,000 in relation to media comments he made prior to Manchester United’s game at Liverpool on 17 October 2016,” the statement read.

“An Independent Regulatory Commission heard that Mourinho accepted the comments he made on 14 October 2016 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.

“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 halftime of United’s game against Burnley on 30 October 2016.

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

United takes on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

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