English Premiership

FA to examine Man Utd boss' ref comments

2016-10-17 08:34
Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

London - Jose Mourinho could be on a collision course with the FA after it was reported the governing body intends to look into his comments regarding referee Anthony Taylor.

Taylor will take charge of Monday's clash between United and Liverpool at Anfield, but his appointment has been a controversial one given he is based in Manchester.

The choice of Manchester-born Taylor has been criticised on social media by Liverpool fans while the former head of referees Keith Hackett has also voiced concern over the decision.

Speaking of the controversy, the Man United boss 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 it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance."

Although, the former Chelsea manager was guarded with his words following a ban last season for his comments on referee’s handling of Chelsea matches.

"I have my view, but I learned a lesson by being so many times punished by some words, so I don't want to say anything about it,” he said.

Under rules introduced in 2009, managers and players are forbidden from making any comments regarding referee appointments which could be interpreted as either intimidating or influential.

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