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Former referee urges FA to give Mourinho six-game stadium ban for 'lack of respect'

The Man United manager is in more hot water after being sent to the stands yesterday.

JOSE MOURINHO SHOULD be banned for six games after again being sent to the stands at Old Trafford, according to former referee Graham Poll.

The Manchester United manager kicked a water bottle in anger after Paul Pogba was booked for diving during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, and subsequently ordered off the touchline by match official Jon Moss.

Mourinho has already been dismissed at Old Trafford this season and was handed a one-match ban – and £50,000 fine – for comments made to referees Anthony Taylor and Mark Clattenburg during 0-0 draws with Liverpool and Burnley.

Poll feels referees, notably Moss, who did similar to Mourinho when West Ham visited last season, are quickly growing tired of Mourinho’s antics and the Football Association should go hard on the coach for yet another offence.

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“United fans may well say that referees are treating their manager more harshly than others but for far too long his excesses were either ignored or tolerated,” Poll wrote in the Daily Mail.

“Referees have had enough of the clear lack of respect the Portuguese displays, none more so than Moss, who also dismissed him last season.

“So now referees are doing their jobs it’s time the FA did theirs. A six-game stadium ban might just do the trick.”

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