JOSE MOURINHO has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made after Manchester United’s late comeback win over Newcastle earlier this month.
The action by the FA is related comments made by Mourinho as he walked off the Old Trafford pitch.
It is claimed Mourinho said ‘fodas filhos de puta’ which translates as ‘f*** off sons of b*****s’ in Portuguese.
The Manchester United boss also wagged his little finger at the camera as he walked down the touchline towards the tunnel.
Mourinho has until Friday at 6pm to respond and if he admits the charge, he could be suspended from the touchline for United’s Saturday lunchtime clash with Chelsea.
The FA said: “Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on 6 October 2018.
“It is alleged that his language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.
“He has until 6pm on 19 October 2018 to respond to the charge.”
In November 2016, Mourinho was given a one-match touchline ban and fined £16,000 for kicking a water bottle during a 1-1 draw with West Ham.
And just a few weeks before, he was fined £58,000 and handed a one-match touchline ban after accepting two FA charges of misconduct.
The incident Mourinho has been charged with came after his side staged a second-half fightback to beat Newcastle 3-2.
And after the match, Mourinho lashed out at his critics and condemned a perceived “manhunt” against him.
He said: “I am 55 years old. It is the first time I see man-hunting. I can cope with it.
“I can live with it. Some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, they are not coping with it.
For me it is not easy, too, but I think life is made of experiences. Some are new and some are deja vu.
“This is new, it makes me not just a better manager but a better person. I understand things in the human nature nowadays and in the industry where I work, I used to love it, I still love it, but it is different.
“There is too much wickedness in something that should be beautiful. I cope with it, with some sadness. I am a big boy and I will deal with it.”