No action against Jose Mourinho for kicking water bottle at Crystal Palace - sources
MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho will be on the touchline for Liverpool's visit to Manchester United on Saturday after the FA decided it will not take action against him for kicking a water bottle during the 3-2 win at Crystal Palace, sources have told ESPN FC.
United went 2-0 down at Selhurst Park on Monday and, as Mourinho's frustrations boiled over, he was seen kicking a bottle which went into the crowd behind the benches.
The 55-year-old immediately apologised to the Palace supporters closest to the incident and, after receiving the match report from referee Neil Swarbrick, the FA has decided it will not take the matter further.
That means Mourinho, given a one-match ban for kicking a water bottle against West Ham last season, will escape sanction and will take charge of his team as normal at Old Trafford this weekend.
"It was basic frustration but I had a lot of good fun with the people behind," he said.
"Maybe they like me here because I always praise the atmosphere at Selhurst Park."
Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.