The reason Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands against Burnley

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Manchester United supporters were left puzzled as to why Jose Mourinho wasn’t in his technical area for the second half against Burnley this afternoon.

The Portuguese coach was spotted in the stands, watching the action alongside the club’s fans.

This, however, wasn’t through choice. Mourinho had been sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg - but why?

Several theories were doing the rounds on social media, but the Mirror have now cleared up the situation.

Mourinho was angry with Clattenburg for one particular decision he made in the first half.

Mourinho angry Darmian wasn't awarded a penalty

The United boss was furious, it’s believed, because Clattenburg only awarded a free-kick, rather than a penalty, for a foul on Matteo Darmian.

He made his feelings clear during the half-time interval, but his complaints were deemed to be 'over-zealous'.

And at the start of the second half, the fourth official informed Mourinho that he needed to move far enough away from the pitch that he couldn’t pass on tactical instructions to United’s bench.

Mourinho was seen passing notes

This didn’t stop Mourinho, though. The 53-year-old was later filmed passing a note down to his assistant, Rui Faria, via another member of his coaching staff.

Mourinho also moved to the directors’ box, where he watched the rest of the half near Ed Woodward.

Mourinho to face lengthy touchline ban?

Today’s events could land Mourinho with an extended ban.

The former Chelsea coach is already facing a possible touchline suspension after being charged with misconduct following comments about referee Anthony Taylor before United’s clash against Liverpool earlier this month.

Mourinho has until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge.

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