London - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face
no further action from the English Football Association following his dismissal
in the Premier League clash at Southampton at the weekend.
The 54-year-old was sent to the stands by referee Craig
Pawson for encroaching on the pitch during stoppage time of his side's 1-0 win
at St Mary's on Saturday.
Unlike players, there are no automatic bans for red-carded
managers and any additional punishment depends on the referee's report.
In this case, Mourinho appears to have taken the referee's
decision without any further comment or reaction and the matter is closed.
The United boss said after the match that he was baffled by
his red card. "I don't know," he said. "Craig told me to leave,
and I left."
The FA is also taking no action at this point against United
over the singing of a controversial chant about striker Romelu Lukaku by fans.
The club are understood to be liaising with Southampton to
gain access to CCTV footage of Saturday's crowd so it can identify those
United reiterated their condemnation of the crude chant
Both United and Belgian striker Lukaku had previously
implored supporters to stop singing the song, which draws on racial stereotypes
about the size of black men's penises.
But fans sang it again at St Mary's, as well as "We're
Man United, we'll sing what we want".