FA appeals against decision to clear José Mourinho over touchline language

• Manchester United manager was cleared by commission
• FA disputes verdict that in context comments were acceptable

The Football Association has confirmed that it is appealing against an independent commission’s decision to clear José Mourinho of using foul language following Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Newcastle.

United’s manager will be on the touchline for Sunday’s derby at Manchester City regardless of the FA’s move because the appeal will not be heard this week. It may take place towards the end of next week.

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