Jose Mourinho

Bad for Crystal Palace: Jose Mourinho’s good news after Southampton

Man United win at Southampton

It was another good weekend for Man United.

With his eighth goal since joining the Red Devils from Everton, Romelu Lukaku was the hero for United on Saturday.

Lukaku scored a first half goal following from an Ashley Young cross.

The three points kept United level on points with Man City at the top of the table.

The Sky Blues, however, are four goals ahead of United on goal difference. That’s after City thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0.

Jose Mourinho sent off

But the Southampton match finished badly for Jose Mourinho.

The Special One was sent to the stands in injury time after he clashed with the fourth official on the sidelines.

Why was Mourinho red carded? The United boss claimed he was clueless after the match, but footage has since shown how he stepped on the pitch during the final stages of the game.

Bad for Crystal Palace

Next weekend Man United take on Premier League basement-dwellers Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

After Mourinho’s Southampton dismissal, many have presumed the manager will be forced to watch the Palace match from the stands.

But, according to the Daily Mail on Monday, Mourinho may avoid that punishment. Readers are told:

Jose Mourinho is unlikely to face action from the FA despite being sent off during Manchester United’s 1-0 victory at Southampton.

The FA will await Pawson’s report before proceeding with any action. The FA are not duty bound to follow up a dismissal with a charge and if Pawson is not critical of Mourinho’s conduct, the Portuguese can expect to escape charges. 

It’s also worth noting how Man United fans have been defending Mourinho on social media.

They’ve tried to compare Mourinho’s actions to that of Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.

Also see: Good for Man United: Shocker as CSKA Moscow lose their best player.