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Mourinho: I watched Man Utd win from a secret location

Mourinho was banned from the touchline for win over West Ham. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho would not divulge where he watched Manchester United's 4-1 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

Mourinho was not seen inside Old Trafford after accepting a touchline ban earlier in the day for his dismissal during Sunday's Premier League clash between the same two sides.

Asked by Sky Sports 1 where he chose to watch the tie, Mourinho answered:

It's a secret. I was in contact with the bench.

Yesterday we worked really well and everybody was prepared. At half-time I could be face to face with the players and on top of that I trust my assistants to pass on the information we need.

I'm really happy with the players.

– Man United manager Jose Mourinho

Man United boss charged over bottle kick

Jose Mourinho is once again in the bad books with the FA. Credit: PA

The Football Association has charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct after the Manchester United manager's dismissal in Sunday's draw with West Ham.

Mourinho has been given until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, which comes after he was sent off for the second time this season.

Referee Jon Moss disciplined the Portuguese when he reacted by angrily kicking a bottle of water on the touchline after Paul Pogba's booking for diving in the first half of the 1-1 draw.

Man United defender backs 'passionate' Mourinho

Phil Jones likes a passionate manager. Credit: PA

Phil Jones views Jose Mourinho's latest outburst as a show of passion rather than an indicator of general frustration at Manchester United.

United manager Mourinho was sent off for a second time this season as his side were held to a 1-1 Premier League draw by West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Portuguese kicked a water bottle in anger after midfielder Paul Pogba was booked for diving.

The result left United with their lowest points return from 13 league games - 20 - since the 1989-90 term. It was also United's fourth straight home league draw, but defender Jones insists the frustration is not getting to the manager.

I think that's just passion. I like to see that from anyone - players, staff - it's passion for the game and a willingness to win.

We all want to win just as much as each other. We just need to stick together, keep training well, keep creating chances and we will get the goals.

– Phil Jones


Man Utd boss Mourinho critical after Fenerbahce defeat: We played like it was a summer friendly

Jose Mourinho grim-faced in the away dugout. Credit: PA

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Fenerbahce fully deserved their 2-1 Europa League win and accused his players of treating the match like a "summer friendly" at the outset.

Mourinho pulled no punches in his post-match assessment, telling BT Sport: "I think they (Fenerbahce) deserved to win, football is not just about quality, it's about effort, commitment, playing the limits and giving everything.

"A team that concedes a goal after two minutes is a team that is not ready, is a team that is not mentally prepared, not focused, not concentrated, and in an atmosphere like this (it) gives an advantage to an opponent (and) is where they want to be.

"After their second goal we had a reaction, probably we could have got a different result but we didn't deserve more."

Expanding on United's poor start, Mourinho said: "Our problem started in our global attitude. They were playing the Champions League final and we were playing a summer friendly. That is the reality of the way the game started."

Man United boss Mourinho gets touchline ban

Mourinho will serve a touchline ban. Credit: PA

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a one-match touchline ban and fined a total of £58,000 by the Football Association after accepting two misconduct charges.

Life is rarely dull when the Portuguese is at the helm and this week has been no different, resulting in a second misconduct charge in a matter of days.

Mourinho's comments about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of last month's 0-0 Premier League draw at Liverpool brought a £50,000 fine and warning as to his future conduct, but it was Saturday's incident against Burnley that, as expected, led to the hardest blow.

The United boss was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg as the teams made their way out for the second half of the frustrating goalless draw at Old Trafford.

It led Mourinho to be hit by a misconduct charge on Tuesday and within 24 hours he admitted to using abusive/and or insulting words towards a match official, earning an £8,000 fine and immediate one-match touchline ban for Sunday's trip to Swansea.

Mourinho dodges press duties after Burnley stalemate

Jose Mourinho. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho avoided explaining his apparent dismissal as Manchester United's assistant Rui Faria stepped in for press duties and offered a sarcastic riposte on the decision to send off Ander Herrera against Burnley.

Mourinho was not in the dugout or on the touchline after the interval and having taken a seat in the front row alongside supporters, he eventually relocated to the directors' box, from where he saw Herrera sent off as United failed to beat an inspired Tom Heaton.

Mourinho had been furious when referee Mark Clattenburg turned down Matteo Darmian's penalty appeal for a Jon Flanagan challenge just prior to the half-time whistle and his protestations may have accounted for the subsequent removal from the bench.

The United boss, who was this week charged by the Football Association for comments made about referee Anthony Taylor, was seen passing notes down to his coaching team during the last 45 minutes but it was left to Faria to field questions on what occurred with Mourinho.

"To be fair I don't know and I don't think it's very important," he replied. "What is important is what the referee will write in his report. Apart from that, I can't give you more details. It happened with them."

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