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Mourinho escapes further action after sending-off


London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the English Football Association following his dismissal in the Premier League clash at Southampton at the weekend.

The 54-year-old was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson for encroaching on the pitch during stoppage time of his side’s 1-0 win at St Mary’s on Saturday.

Unlike players, there are no automatic bans for red-carded managers and any additional punishment depends on the referee’s report.

In this case, Mourinho appears to have taken the referee’s decision without any further comment or reaction and the matter is closed.

The United boss said after the match that he was baffled by his red card. “I don’t know,” he said. “Craig told me to leave, and I left.”

The FA is also taking no action at this point against United over the singing of a controversial chant about striker Romelu Lukaku by fans.

The club are understood to be liaising with Southampton to gain access to CCTV footage of Saturday’s crowd so it can identify those responsible.

United reiterated their condemnation of the crude chant about Lukaku.

Both United and Belgian striker Lukaku had previously implored supporters to stop singing the song, which draws on racial stereotypes about the size of black men’s penises.

But fans sang it again at St Mary’s, as well as “We’re Man United, we’ll sing what we want”.

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