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Gary Lineker tweets joke about Jose Mourinho sitting in the stands

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Jose Mourinho conjured up another afternoon to forget for Manchester United in their 0-0 draw with Burnley.

Despite mustering a ridiculous 37 attempts at goal, the Red Devils just couldn't break Sean Dyche's men down, thanks largely to the efforts of goalkeeper Tom Heaton and former defender Michael Keane.

It's fair to say it was frustrating for all involved with United. Mourinho's no stranger to parking the bus himself, but it's not so fun when the boot's on the other foot. Perhaps it's Dyche who's the tactical genius after all.


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The Special One's dissatisfaction with how the game was going seemed to boil over at half-time, and he was forced to sit in the stands for the second half.

It's not yet clear what was said in the tunnel, but you'd have to assume he got pretty angry.

As they say, though, one man's pain is another man's opportunity for a hilarious tweet at his expense. Cue this gem from Gary Lineker:

It's probably about the most Jose Mourinho thing ever to storm up the stairs and scrunch up a bit of paper after a telling-off from the officials, so hats off to Lineker for picking up on it.

United disappoint again

The Portuguese still spend the rest of the game passing notes to his bench, which could well explain what he had in his hands - lest to say, it wasn't a betting slip. 

Lineker has a point though. Lots of punters will have placed a huge amount on United to bounce back from last weekend's 4-0 hammering at Chelsea with a vengeance, but it just didn't happen for them against the Clarets.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has to take his fair share of the blame, missing a number of clear-cut chances, while Ander Herrera was dismissed to leave United with ten men.

Yet, it's Mourinho who will be feeling the brunt of the pressure with his side now eight points behind league-leaders Manchester City.

Will United finish in the top four? Have your say in the comments. 

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