Embattled Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands during his side’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday, continuing the gloom at the underperforming English giants.
Trailing the visitors after just 70 seconds by virtue of Diafra Sakho’s bullet header as United talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic was found guilty of some slack defending.
He made amends in the 21st minute, glancing home Paul Pogba’s exquisite lofted through ball to raise hopes at Old Trafford that the Red
It turned out to be a false dawn as despite dominating majority of the match, United simply could not find a way past an inspired Darren Randolph in the Hammers goal.
United starlet Marcus Rashford, had a seemingly simple chance to put his side into the lead, but was foiled by Randolph in what was yet another frustrating night for the Red Devils.
Pobga was cautioned for diving in the 27th minute, and his managers reaction was not appreciated by referee John Moss, who promptly sent the ‘Special One’ to the stands.
It is Mourinho’s second misdemeanour in a month, something the FA will not appreciate and a hefty fine and perhaps lengthy ban is on the way for the Portuguese tactician.
His side have failed to win a fourth consecutive home game for the first time since 1980, not a record he was hired for in the summer.
United remain in sixth place with a paltry 20 points after 13 games played, while West Ham rise to 16th in the Premier League table.