Jose Mourinho avoids the media after he is sent to the stands during Burnley game
Last Updated: 30/10/16 10:50am
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho avoided the media after he was sent to the stands at half-time of his side's Premier League home stalemate against Burnley on Saturday.
The Portuguese took up a seat among the home fans at the start of the second half, but had to move twice and ended up sitting in the Old Trafford directors' box.
Reports suggested he had been expelled from the dugout by referee Mark Clattenburg for protesting after Matteo Darmian had a penalty appeal dismissed following a challenge by Jon Flanagan late in a first half which was dominated by the hosts without reward.
The 53-year-old watched the second half from the main stand and saw Ander Herrera red-carded in the 68th-minute as United were held to a goalless draw by a determined Burnley side, whose goalkeeper Tom Heaton produced a superb performance against his former team.
Mourinho was seen passing notes down to his coaching team during the last 45 minutes but it was left to his assistant Rui Faria to field questions after the match.
"To be fair I don't know and I don't think it's very important," Faria replied when asked what had occurred at half-time. "What is important is what the referee will write in his report. Apart from that, I can't give you more details. It happened with them."
Herrera had picked up a second yellow card for a challenge on midfielder Dean Marney in the second period and when asked about the incident, Faria said: "About that, I just want to say, fantastic work from the referee."
Mourinho was charged by the Football Association this week after talking about referee Anthony Taylor prior to United's recent 0-0 draw at Liverpool.
He has until Monday to respond to the charge and is due to face a disciplinary hearing.
The FA is likely to study Clattenburg's report on Saturday's incident on Monday before deciding what, if any, action to take against Mourinho.
United dropped another two points at home after slipping up against Stoke earlier this month, but Faria said: "For sure Jose is happy.
"I am not here to say we are very happy with players' performances if that wasn't the feeling from all of this. We tried and we created many chances, their goalkeeper was the best player on the pitch. Things didn't happen, I believe better days will come."