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Jose Mourinho charged over Newcastle comments

BY: bbc.com
The win over Newcastle ended a run of four games without a win for Jose Mourinho's team
The win over Newcastle ended a run of four games without a win for Jose Mourinho's team

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged over comments he made in Portuguese to a television camera after his side's win over Newcastle.

It is claimed Mourinho used "abusive, insulting or improper language" after the 3-2 comeback victory at Old Trafford on 6 October.

The Football Association used a lip reader and the 55-year-old's remarks were interpreted as offensive.

Mourinho had been under pressure amid reports he would be sacked.

His side had been 2-0 down to winless Newcastle at half-time of the Premier League game, but they scored three goals in the final 20 minutes to turn the match around.

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After the game, Mourinho said he could "cope with the manhunt" against him.

A 90th-minute winner from Alexis Sanchez ended a run of four games without a win, United have recorded their worst league start for 29 years and are eighth in the table.

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Mourinho has until 18:00 BST on Friday to respond to the charge.