Manchester United woes this season have continued as Coach Jose Mourinho and players Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba are set to serve a ban.
Mourinho has already been fined twice this season. First, for arguing with a referee in a Premier League game against Burnley, and speaking against another at Anfield. This third time will see Mourinho get a two-match ban.
As Manchester United continued their poor start to the new season in the game against the Hammers, it left Mourinho frustrated and he kicked a water bottle down the touchline after Pogba was booked for diving. Referee Jon Moss s promptly gave the Portuguese tactician marching orders.
On the other hand, Pogba and Fellaini would miss the rematch against West Ham on Wednesday in the EFL Cup. The quarterfinal clash would be a big one for the Red Devils as it is a chance at a silverware in an already frustrating season. The yellow card Pogba received means the former Juventus player would sit the game out being his fifth booking of the season. Moss believes the Frenchman dived when he had a slight contact with West Ham captain Mark Noble. With previous warnings against Burnley, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Watford, the world record signing would miss an all important clash for United this season.
The same Noble caused United another problem as Fellaini fouled him to get booked in the 88th minute despite his introduction as a substitute to save him from getting his fifth booking. Earlier warnings were against Liverpool, Watford, Manchester City, and Hull City.
However, United received injury boost as Michael Carrick returned to training ahead of the EFL clash. Morgan Schneiderlin has not been named in the squad for two games but stands a chance with Mourinho having fewer options.