After United came back from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory at Old Trafford, Mourinho appeared to swear into a television camera as he left the pitch. Less than 24 hours before the match, reports claimed Mourinho would be sacked by Manchester United regardless of the outcome of the Premier League fixture.
A statement from the FA read: ‘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.’ Mourinho, 55, has until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge.
If found guilty, he could face a touchline ban for Manchester United’s Premier League fixture against his former club Chelsea at the weekend. Mourinho is alleged to have said ‘fodas filhos de puta’ (‘f**k off sons of b*****s’) in Portuguese at a BT Sport camera as he headed for the touchline after the 3-2 win. Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was handed a two-match ban in April 2011 after he swore into a TV camera after a fixture against West Ham.