Jose Mourinho asked by FA to explain Anthony Taylor comments

Jose Mourinho asked by FA to explain Anthony Taylor comments

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The FA has written to Jose Mourinho asking him to explain comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor in the build-up to Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Monday.

The appointment of Taylor, who is from Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester and supports non-league club Altrincham, was questioned by some Liverpool fans after it was announced.

Mourinho was given a stadium ban last season for commenting on referees’ handling of Chelsea games and was at first reluctant to talk about Taylor at his pre-match press conference, but the United boss eventually made his feelings plain.

He said on Friday: “I have my view, but I learned a lesson by being so many times punished by some words, so I don’t want to say anything about it.skysports-eric-bailly-anthony-taylor_

“I think Mr Taylor is a very good referee, but I think somebody with intention is putting such a pressure on him that I feel it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance.”

After Monday night’s goalless draw Mourinho praised Taylor’s performance.

“Can I speak about the referee without being punished?” he asked the club’s press officer.

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