The punishment Jose Mourinho will face after being sent to stands

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Jose Mourinho had to watch the conclusion of his side's 1-1 draw with West Ham from the stands on Sunday after being sent from the touchline by referee Jon Moss.

Mourinho was left incensed by the official's decision to book Paul Pogba for diving in the first half of the Old Trafford contest and kicked a water bottle away in frustration.

Of course, this wasn't the first time this season the Portuguese manager has been given his marching orders and, according to The Mirror, his latest indiscretion is going to cost him.

Mourinho has already served a one-game touchline ban this month as punishment for confronting Mark Clattenburg in the Old Trafford tunnel at half-time during United's recent fixture against Burnley.

And, now facing a third FA charge in space of just six weeks, it sounds like the powers that be are set to double down on the Red Devils boss and hand out a two-game touchline ban.

Having also received a £50,000 fine because of comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of last month's United-Liverpool clash, Mourinho's disciplinary record must surely be beginning to worry the Old Trafford hierarchy.

With the former Chelsea manager having overseen the Red Devils' worst start to a season in 27 years, the last thing the Manchester club needs is their manager unable to carry out his usual match day duties.

Per The Mirror:

"With two dismissals already to his name this season, Mourinho is facing a two-match touchline ban, with the FA awaiting the match report from Moss before making their decision."


Whether Mourinho was justified in losing his cool when Moss booked Pogba is irrelevant at this point. 

However, there will be plenty of United fans who agree with their manager that Pogba's yellow card was a harsh one. 

The video replay certainly suggested that, had he kept his feet planted in the ground, he would have been fouled by West Ham's Mark Noble.

To add insult to injury, the yellow card also means that Pogba will be missing for one game having picked up his fifth booking of the campaign.

Speaking after the game, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic had some sympathy for his opposition manager:

“I don’t know if he deserved to be sent off or not. I don’t know the rules," he said.

“I don’t like any manager, especially him, to be sent off. It's hard to judge from our angle if it was a dive or a foul, so I can understand it, but I don’t want him to be sent off.

“I saw him after the game. We didn’t talk about the mood, but he was good with me. He's a gentleman. I like him.”

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