Belfast Telegraph

Jose faces FA probe over comments before derby clash

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

By Jim Gracey

Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend’s Manchester derby.

United manager Mourinho has until 6pm on Monday to respond, relating to comments made two days before the match which City won 2-1 at Old Trafford.

An FA statement did not specify which particular remarks were of interest, although Mourinho said in a press conference that it only takes a “little bit of wind” to knock City’s players over.

The Portuguese also accused City of committing ‘tactical fouls’ to shut down counter-attacks from opposing teams.

Mourinho also suggested he would not be allowed to wear a ribbon like the one that City boss Pep Guardiola has worn in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians.

Both City and United have already been asked to provide observations on a post-match fracas in the tunnel at Old Trafford after Sunday’s game.

The clubs have until 6pm tonight to respond to the FA’s request.

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