Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Mourinho Avoids FA Punishment For Comments After United - Newcastle Clash

Mourinho Avoids FA Punishment For Comments After United - Newcastle Clash

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United's under-achieving stars to show more respect for their troubled club after a slow start to their season.

United have endured a disappointing opening few months to the new Premier League season but there have been more positive signs in recent weeks and the Red Devils got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford last weekend.

"Because in this moment we are outside the top four and we have to push hard and to work hard and try to get into this top four position". "The reality is that the way the fixtures are coming sometimes they have an influence [at a particular] moment", said the Portuguese. The Frenchman has now netted in three consecutive Premier League games in a bid to recapture the form he was in, in his debut season in England.

United are now occupying the eight position on the English topflight league table with 17 points from 10 games.

Manchester United came unstuck at Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United on the road to raise questions about their defence in away fixtures.

"We will have Juventus away before Manchester City and we will have Valencia away before Liverpool".

Mourinho said he was not surprised by Bournemouth's steady progress under Eddie Howe and expects them to compete for the Europa League qualification spots this season.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho must decide whether to recall striker Romelu Lukaku, who began on the bench against Everton.

A charge against Jose Mourinho for allegedly using language which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper has been found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [31/10/18].

"The reason why I asked the club and the lawyers to appeal was because I was 100 per cent that I was not guilty of these charges", said the 55-year-old.

"He couldn't train with the team so I think it looked like he was working really, really hard and he was but without the ball and without the team so you can imagine he is not selected [against Bournemouth because he is not ready]".

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