Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho could well have just landed himself in hot water with the Football Association, after comments made before the game against Liverpool regarding referee Anthony Taylor. Now, the FA have been in touch with Mourinho regarding an explanation, reports say.
When the news about the appointment seemed to upset Liverpool fans, Mourinho said:
“I think Mr Taylor is a very good referee but I think somebody with intention is putting such a pressure on him that I feel that it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance.”
Jose has it spot on. Referees are at their best when you hardly hear their name on commentary, but this latest situation with Taylor came out of nowhere from Liverpool fans. However, the FA clearly weren’t happy with what the Manchester United manager said.
In a statement in response, the FA have said:
“Clubs are being advised that any media comments by managers, players or any other club officials relating to appointed match officials prior to a fixture will no longer be allowed – such pre-match comments will be deemed improper and dealt with accordingly.”
The Football Association have also contacted Jose Mourinho about his comments, and now the Manchester United manager has until Friday to respond. Then, further action may be taken but we’ll see what happens from here.
On the day, Taylor did well to be fair, despite a few dodgy yellow cards being handed out to United players for no reason whatsoever…