Both Liverpool and United are within the Russian capital to stand the 2 Moscow giants the next day – Spartak and CSKA.
Mourinho used to be noticed in Moscow by way of Liverpool fan Ste Monaghan, who has been to greater than 100 European away video games.
Monaghan is concerned with the Spirit of Shankly workforce, an unofficial supporters union for enthusiasts of the Reds.
Seizing the chance to get a brand new recruit, Monaghan promptly passed Mourinho an SOS decal which he duly decorated on his left shoulder – earlier than posing with a percent.
The workforce is named after former Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and used to be shaped in 2008 by way of disgruntled enthusiasts who adverse the reign of Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
While Hicks and Gillett have moved on, the gang now discusses ticketing, go back and forth and neighborhood and regeneration problems, with without equal purpose is to hunt fan possession of the membership.
An image of Mourinho dressed in the decal used to be duly posted on Twitter by way of Peter Hooton, who wrote: “Jose is a Kopite – agent @Ste_Mono has just given Mourinho a @spiritofshankly sticker in their Moscow hotel.”
The Spirit of Shankly workforce duly replied by way of writing: “Good to see Jose showing his support for the union.”
The symbol additionally stuck the eye of Kop legend Jamie Carragher, who wrote “Go ‘ed @Ste_Mono, kipper on Jose!!”
While Mourinho is pictured having a look a little bit startled, the day gone by used to be a excellent day for the United boss.
The Special One learnt he will face no additional motion from the Football Association following his sending-off in opposition to Southampton on Saturday.
The 54-year-old used to be despatched to the stands by way of referee Craig Pawson for encroaching at the pitch all through stoppage time of his aspect’s 1-Zero win at St Mary’s.
Unlike gamers, on the other hand, there are not any computerized bans for red-carded managers and any further punishment is dependent upon the referee’s record.
In this situation, Mourinho seems to have taken the referee’s determination with out any more remark or response and the topic is closed.
The FA is additionally taking no motion at this level in opposition to United for its enthusiasts making a song the arguable chant about striker Romelu Lukaku.
The membership are understood to be liaising with Southampton to realize get right of entry to to CCTV photos of Saturday’s crowd so it might determine the ones accountable.