Jose Mourinho charged by FA for alleged abusive language
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Last Updated: 16/10/18 6:39pm
Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made after Manchester United's Premier League victory against Newcastle on October 6.
The United manager spoke into a camera after his side came from behind to triumph 3-2 at Old Trafford.
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An FA statement read: "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 October 19 to respond to the charge."
Mourinho could potentially face a touchline ban if found guilty.
The match was played amid a tense atmosphere with the club having denied a report earlier in the day that Mourinho was going to be sacked that weekend regardless of the result.
United recovered from 2-0 down to complete a dramatic comeback with a 90th-minute goal from Alexis Sanchez.
Footage from the game shows Mourinho saying something - at one point while looking into a camera - as he headed towards the tunnel following the final whistle.
He also made a gesture with his right hand while speaking, pointing with his little finger.
The 55-year-old, who claimed after the match that he was the subject of a media "manhunt", said when asked about the gesture: "It is a finger.
"Smaller than the others, but it is a finger."