“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.”

Mourinho’s disciplinary problems might be the least of his worries, with Manchester United in the midst of their worst start to a season in the Premier League era with 20 points from their opening 13 games.