Jose Mourinho: Manchester United boss charged over pre-Liverpool referee comments

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for claiming it would be “difficult” for referee Anthony Taylor to officiate their game with Liverpool.

Mourinho added appointing Taylor for the 17 October match had put “pressure” on the Manchester-based official.

Managers are not supposed to speak about referees prior to matches.

Mourinho has until 31 October to respond to a charge of improper conduct and bringing the game into disrepute.

Taylor issued four yellow cards – all to Manchester United – in the 0-0 draw.

Former referees’ chief Keith Hackett was among those to question the Professional Game Match Officials Limited’s (PGMOL) decision to assign the match to Altrincham season-ticket holder Taylor, claiming it would be “intolerable” if he got a big decision wrong.

Source: BBC Sport

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