Mourinho asked to explain pre-Manchester derby comments

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Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to explain comments he made to the media ahead of the Manchester derby.

The Portuguese saw his Manchester United side beaten 2-1 by rivals Manchester City in Sunday's Premier League clash, which was marred by a post-match fracas in the tunnel at Old Trafford.

However, Mourinho may also find himself in hot water for comments he made prior to the match, when he appeared to accuse City of gamesmanship, saying: "A little bit of wind and they fall."

Mourinho also hit out at City's use of "tactical fouls" to break down play as he cranked up mind games with old rival Pep Guardiola heading into the derby.

An FA statement read: "The FA has requested observations from Jose Mourinho for pre-match media comments he made on Friday 8 December, prior to last Sunday’s match against Manchester City.

"He has until 6pm on Monday 18 December to respond."

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