Rooney: Man United players still behind Mourinho

Florence Fletcher
November 1, 2018

United vigorously contested the subsequent FA charge for using abusive, insulting or improper language, and an Independent Regulatory Commission decided against sanctioning the manager after a hearing on Wednesday.

United say they presented a very strong defence against the charge and the club is glad the ruling has validated that.

Jose Mourinho has avoided a possible touchline ban after a Football Association charge for using foul language after the comeback win against Newcastle was "found not proven".

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United stars must step up their game to improve the club's chances of competing for silverware this term.

The FA are still considering whether to appeal the decision and will make a decision after the reasons to clear Mourinho will be made public next week.

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The full written reasons are likely to be published next week, when the FA's disciplinary department will consider whether to appeal.

Manchester United now find themselves in eighth place in the Premier League table and nine points off leaders Manchester City after 10 games of the new campaign.

The victory over Newcastle 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.

Such talk seemingly led to tensions boiling over at full-time, with footage appearing to show Mourinho making comments in Portuguese, at one point looking into a camera, as he headed towards the tunnel after the final whistle.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri confirmed he apologised to Mourinho after the match and Ianni was later sent to do the same.

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