Mourinho to serve one-match touchline ban after West Ham fracas

The Manchester United manager was punished by the FA after being sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle in his side's draw with the Hammers on Sunday

Jose Mourinho will be forced to watch Manchester United's EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham from the stands after being handed a one-match touchline ban by the Football Association.

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The Portuguese, who has also been fined £16,000, was sent off for kicking a bottle during United's Premier League clash with the same opponents on Sunday, which finished 1-1.

Mourinho's angry outburst was in reaction to Paul Pogba being cautioned for a dive by referee Jon Moss.

It is the third time Mourinho has fallen foul of the FA this season - he was fined £50,000 for comments made about the appointment of Anthony Taylor to referee United’s clash with Liverpool in October, and was also sent off during United's 0-0 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford later that same month.

That dismissal resulted in a one-match ban and an £8,000 fine.

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An FA statement on Wednesday confirmed Mourinho would serve his latest suspension with immediate effect, the announcement coming three hours before the clash with the Hammers was due to kick off.