Manchester United contest FA charge on Jose Mourinho for using foul and abusive language against Newcastle
- Jose Mourinho has chosen to contest latest charge from the Football Association
- He is accused of using inappropriate language in the recent win over Newcastle
- Manchester United came from two goals behind to beat them 3-2 at Old Trafford
Manchester United are vigorously contesting Jose Mourinho’s Football Association charge for using foul language after the comeback win against Newcastle.
United rallied from two goals down to secure a memorable 3-2 victory at Old Trafford on October 6 – a match played out to a background of scrutiny and speculation about the hosts’ manager.
It was reported that Mourinho would be sacked regardless of the outcome of the Premier League encounter against the Magpies, with such talk seemingly leading tension to boil over at full-time.
Jose Mourinho has contested the charge for using foul and abusive language during a game
Mourinho saw his side come from two goals behind to beat Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United
Footage shows the 55-year-old making comments in Portuguese, while at one point looking into a camera, as he headed towards the tunnel after the final whistle.
The FA subsequently charged the United manager with using abusive, insulting or improper language, and he was given an extension until Wednesday at 6pm to answer.
It is understood that the charge is being vigorously contested by United, with Mourinho sweating on a possible touchline ban.
It is unclear whether a personal hearing has been requested at the commission, that will be set in due course.
Former United captain Wayne Rooney was handed a two-match suspension for his four-letter outburst after scoring a hat-trick at West Ham in April 2011.
Mourinho was defiant in victory as he came back from the brink to save his Old Trafford post
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