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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

Jose Mourinho faces investigation over post-match touchline comments after Manchester United win

The English Football Association to look at the Portuguese manager's actions after Saturday's 3-2 win over Newcastle United

Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho behaviour after the final whistle on Saturday is to be looked at by the English Football Association. AP Photo
Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho behaviour after the final whistle on Saturday is to be looked at by the English Football Association. AP Photo

The England Football Association are set to investigate comments made by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as he walked along the touchline after Saturday's 3-2 win over Newcastle United.

Footage from Saturday shows Mourinho saying something - at one point while looking into a camera - as he headed towards the tunnel following the conclusion of the Premier League contest at Old Trafford.

The FA can issue a touchline ban if the language is found to be 'offensive, insulting or abusive'.

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United secured victory thanks to a dramatic late fightback after going 2-0 down early on, with Juan Mata scoring in the 70th minute, Anthony Martial in the 76th and Alexis Sanchez in the 90th as their four-game winless streak in all competitions came to an end.

Ahead of the match, senior figures at the club strongly denied a report from the previous evening that Mourinho would be sacked over the weekend, regardless of the outcome of the game.

Mourinho 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 "manhunt", said when asked what the gesture means: "It is a finger. Smaller than the others, but it is a finger."