Manchester United: 'Frustration Growing' Over Jose Mourinho Behavior

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, November 24. Mourinho has reportedly frustrated club officials with repeated run-ins with the Football Association (FA). Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Manchester United officials are reportedly growing "frustrated" over the behavior of the club's manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese was sent to the stands during the 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday. He was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for reacting to a challenge on United midfielder Paul Pogba by Mark Noble by kicking over a water bottle. Replays showed no contact between Noble and the world record summer signing from Juventus.

A touchline ban for Mourinho, one possible punishment, would be his third in just over a year. According to the Daily Mail, that record has "concerned" United's hierarchy, which fears the 53-year-old could become a distraction to a team that is struggling to keep pace with the race for UEFA Champions League football.

The West Ham draw left United eight points behind Arsenal, which occupies fourth place, and the final UEFA Champions League qualifying slot with just over a third of the season completed.