‘I never pushed a ref, so can’t compare’ – Mourinho on Wenger

Date published: Thursday 26th January 2017 12:58

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to respond to questions about the punishment Arsene Wenger should face after his altercation with a referee.

Wenger was charged earlier this week after being sent off at the end of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday.

The Frenchman had debated referee Jon Moss’ decision to award Burnley a late penalty, then pushed fourth official Anthony Taylor when told he could not watch the rest of the game from the Emirates Stadium tunnel.

Wenger was charged by the FA for ‘making physical contact’ with an official on Monday, and has until 6pm on Thursday to respond.

It is believed he could serve a touchline ban – or even a stadium ban – if punished for his actions.

When asked what he thought of the situation on Wednesday, old foe Mourinho replied: “I never pushed the referee so I don’t have a comparison.

The Portuguese, who served a one-match stadium ban after confronting Moss during a defeat to West Ham in October 2015, added: “I have no idea.”

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