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Mourinho charged over Anthony Taylor comments

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United boss made claims before his side’s game vs Liverpool

Jose Mourinho has been charged by the FA over comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of his side’s trip to Anfield to play Liverpool earlier this month.

Mourinho said appointing Taylor for the game had put “pressure” on the Manchester-based official.

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

The Portuguese has until Friday to offer a response, which will then be considered by the FA.

Former referee Howard Webb told BBC Radio 5 live that Mourinho should be “taken to task” by the FA.

“It’s one thing someone from Manchester or Liverpool taking to social media, a fan commenting, but for a coach to do this when he knows the rules then there should be some action taken against him,” added Webb.

“Focusing the attention on a referee is simply mind games and trying to gain an advantage.”

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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