Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho feels vindicated after being cleared of FA charge

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he feels vindicated after being cleared of an FA charge for allegedly using abusive language

Jose Mourinho says he decided to appeal a recent FA charge for allegedly using abusive language because he was "100 per cent" not guilty.

The Manchester United manager was charged following United's 3-2 win over Newcastle after he appeared to say something in Portuguese directly at TV cameras as he headed towards the tunnel at the final whistle.

Mourinho requested a non-personal hearing to fight the charge, which was eventually dropped on Wednesday.

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Speaking ahead of his side's visit to Bournemouth on Saturday, Mourinho admitted he was pleased to have eventually been cleared of any wrongdoing.

"The reason why I asked the club and the lawyers to appeal was because I was 100 per cent that I was not guilty of these charges," the United boss said.

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"But you never know how it ends. Yes I am pleased but I know I have to respect the process and I have to wait for what is going to happen next.

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"But I only appeal if I feel I am not guilty. I don't appeal to lose my time or to make other people lose time."

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