Mourinho faces FA probe over touchline comments
Paparazzi captured the Man United manager muttering what are reported to have been cuss words in Portuguese as he headed for the tunnel following his side’s second-half turnaround against Newcastle United.football Updated: Oct 10, 2018 08:59 IST
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s alleged comments on the touchline have attracted an investigation from the Football Association (FA) after the Old Trafford club’s come-from-behind 3-2 win over Newcastle United.
Paparazzi captured the former Chelsea coach muttering what are reported to have been cuss words in Portuguese as he headed for the tunnel following his side’s second-half turnaround, which saw them fight back from 0-2 down to take all three points.
Following the match, the Football Association has given a nod to conduct a probe into the matter. Mourinho was appointed United manager in May 2016.
He had also been the subject of intense speculation in the build-up to the game. Goals in the second-half from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez saved United’s blushes as they avoided a fourth Premier League loss of the season.
Reflecting on the same, the Old Trafford boss said, “As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning: if tomorrow it is raining in London it is my fault. If there is some difficulty to have the agreement of Brexit, it is my fault. And I have to be ready for this. I think a lot of wickedness and a clear man-hunting which I think in football is too much. It is a life I love, it is the life I worked for since I was a kid and I will love this until my last day. It is one more thing in my life.”
First Published: Oct 10, 2018 08:49 IST