Manchester United vs West Ham: Jose Mourinho handed immediate one-game touchline ban for kicking water bottle

Mourinho will not be on the touchline for Wednesday's EFL Cup quarter-final against the Hammers

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Jose Mourinho will not be on the Old Trafford touchline for Manchester United's EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham United on Wednesday night after he was handed an immediate one-match touchline ban by the Football Association.

Mourinho, who has also been fined £16,000 by English football's governing body, admitted to a charge of improper conduct after being sent to the stands during Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with the Hammers.

The United manager was asked to leave the side of the pitch by referee Jonathan Moss after kicking a water bottle in frustration.

Mourinho was reacting to the booking of Paul Pogba, who was shown a yellow card for simulation in the 27th minute.

Pogba fell to the ground while contesting for the ball with West Ham's Mark Noble and was deemed to have dived by Moss.

Moss also sent Mourinho off at half-time during a 2-1 defeat at West Ham in November 2015, while the Portuguese was in charge of Chelsea.

Mourinho reportedly called Moss “f***ing weak” in the Upton Park tunnel and duly watched the second half from on high.

This current touchline ban is Mourinho's second of the season so far, following his dismissal during a 0-0 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford last month.

Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg for verbal misconduct and was subsequently not on the touchline for the 3-1 win at Swansea City.

Mourinho was also fined £58,000 for his comments about the appointment of referee Anthony Taylor for United's trip to Anfield in October.

The former Internazionale and Real Madrid manager's latest FA fine takes him past the £300,000 mark, with the punishments dating back over a decade to his first spell in charge of Chelsea.