Mourinho to sit out Hammers League Cup clash

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will not be in the dugout for the visit of West Ham on Wednesday after he received a one-match ban from the Football Association.

Mourinho was sent to the stands in the first half of his side’s 1-1 draw with the Hammers in the Premier League on Sunday for kicking a water bottle on the touchline in frustration.

The 53-year-old was charged with improper conduct on Monday – the third time he had fallen foul of English football’s governing body since taking over the reins at Old Trafford during the off-season.

The suspension comes into immediate effect which sees him miss the EFL Cup quarter-final clash with Slaven Bilic’s men – their second meeting in the space of four days.

A statement on the FA’s official website read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Wednesday 30 November 2016], Jose Mourinho will serve a one-match touchline ban with immediate effect.

“The Manchester United manager admitted an FA charge that his behaviour in or around the 27th minute of the game against West Ham United on Sunday [27 November 2016] amounted to improper conduct. He was also fined £16,000.”

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