Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct following his sending off against Burnley.

Mourinho could be hit by a touchline ban after being sent off by referee Mark Clattenburg at Old Trafford during Saturday's 0-0 draw.

The United manager is reported to have been sent to the stands as the teams made their way out for the second half. Mourinho was incandescent late in the first half after Matteo Darmian had penalty appeals ignored.

An FA statement read: "Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct following Manchester United's game against Burnley on Saturday [29 October 2016].

"It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area at half-time he used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official.

"He has until 6pm on 4 November 2016 to respond to the charge."

The standard penalty for insulting language and/or abusive language is a fine and one-match touchline ban if it is accepted by the manager.

Should he fail in appealing the charge, he could be given a two-match ban.

A source told ESPN FC that Mourinho's conduct is not due to be viewed as severe enough to warrant the attention of a commission, meaning he will not receive a stadium ban.

It remains unclear whether Mourinho's comments on referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the 0-0 draw with Liverpool will be a factor in his punishment, but that is set to lead to a financial penalty.

Information from Arindam Rej and the Press Association was used in this report.