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The severe punishment Jose Mourinho could face after referee confrontation

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It is safe to say Jose Mourinho didn't enjoy his Saturday afternoon.

The Manchester United manager watched his team fail to convert a host of chances before ultimately drawing 0-0 against Burnley and he had to watch the second half of the stalemate from the stands after a confrontation with match official Mark Clattenburg. 

And, in the midst of just one win in seven Premier League games, it could be about to get a lot more frustrating for the Portuguese boss. just when you might think it couldn't get much worse for the Portuguese boss.

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According to the Mirror, Mourinho is now facing up to the prospect of a stadium ban after his latest misdemeanour.

His latest run-in with officials - allegedly arguing with Clattenburg in the Old Trafford tunnel after the referee opted against giving United a penalty for a challenge on Matteo Darmian - comes just days after Mourinho was charged by the FA for comments made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the recent United-Liverpool clash.

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The kicker? The fact that a suspended stadium ban dating back to his days as Chelsea manager only expired earlier this month.

Per the Mirror's report:

"This time he could face another stadium ban or at least a lengthy touchline ban after eye-witnesses confirmed Mourinho challenged County Durham official Clattenburg on the way to the dressing rooms."

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League

Although the 53-year-old manager hasn't yet been formally charged for Saturday's incident, he can surely expect the powers that be to issue some form of statement in the next 24-48 hours.

Given the way things have been going recently, he will surely be hoping that the punishment doesn't extend as far as a complete ban from stadiums come match day.

With United falling off the pace in the Premier League during a run of three league games with scoring a goal, Mourinho surely needs to be on the touchline if he is to address what is increasingly looking like a worrying situation at Old Trafford.

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League

The Red Devils boss has until 6 p.m. on October 31 to respond to his misconduct charge relating to his Taylor comments. 

Unfortunately, by that time, he could be dealing with a whole new issue just as United head into a difficult run of games that includes; Fenerbahce away, Swansea City away and Arsenal at home.

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