Jose Mourinho charged by FA over Anthony Taylor comments
Last Updated: 27/10/16 5:43pm
Jose Mourinho has been charged by the FA over comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor.
Taylor was chosen to take charge of Manchester United's goalless draw at Liverpool this month despite being local to the Manchester area.
Former referees' chief Keith Hackett was among those to criticise his appointment, and Mourinho said ahead of the game the row over Taylor's selection meant "it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance."
Managers are banned under FA rules from commenting on match officials before matches, and the United boss must answer a charge that "his comments were improper and/or brought the game into disrepute".
He has until 6pm on Monday to respond.
Mourinho was given a suspended stadium ban last season for claiming officials were "afraid" to give Chelsea decisions and was later banned for one match in a separate case after clashing with referee Jon Moss at West Ham.
The suspended ban expired on October 13 - three days before his comments about Taylor emerged.