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Jose Mourinho runs afoul of Football Association for pre-Manchester derby comments

Jose Mourinho may find himself in hot water with the English Football Association for comments he made prior to the match between Manchester City and Manchester United, when he appeared to accuse City of diving.

football Updated: Dec 15, 2017 10:34 IST
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s pre-Manchester derby comments might land him in trouble with the FA once again. (Action Images via Reuters)

Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to explain comments he made to the media ahead of the Manchester derby.

The Portuguese saw his Manchester United side beaten 2-1 by rivals Manchester City in Sunday’s Premier League clash, which was marred by a post-match fracas in the tunnel at Old Trafford.

The FA has already asked both clubs for their observations regarding that incident, which reportedly saw Mourinho splashed with milk.

However, Jose Mourinho may also find himself in hot water for comments he made prior to the match, when he appeared to accuse City of gamesmanship, saying: “A little bit of wind and they fall.”

An FA statement read: “The FA has requested observations from Jose Mourinho for pre-match media comments he made on Friday 8 December, prior to last Sunday’s match against Manchester City.

“He has until 6pm on Monday 18 December to respond.”

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 10:34 IST