It wasn’t what Jose Mourinho wanted at Old Trafford.
Not only did Manchester United record a disappointing 0-0 draw against Burnley, the Red Devils boss left the dugout fuming in the first half of the game after referee Mark Clattenburg didn’t award a penalty in his favour.
Mourinho was furious that Matteo Darmian did not win a penalty when Jon Flanagan came across and it appeared his ire may have resulted in him being made to take up his new vantage point.
But Twitter, on the other hand, found the whole thing hilarious:
Spot Jose @jasonmohammad #bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/5FBgKzFnnH
— Will Perry (@willperryTV) October 29, 2016
Mourinho sent to the stands but looks to have got the seat closest to the @ManUtd dugout ð
— Jonny (@JonnyLeck97) October 29, 2016
Mourinho really went into a deep depression pic.twitter.com/eCnhwLMnc1
— Luna (@Ancelottied) October 29, 2016
It's probably Conte's fault that Mourinho's humiliated himself by getting sent to the stands at home to Burnley in a 3pm game
— Zak. (@LoveCescMagic) October 29, 2016
Mourinho takes on additional Old Trafford role as empty seat filler. pic.twitter.com/0R4VNZwGgH
— UrbanSpaceman (@conal_fitz) October 29, 2016
Mourinho was reportedly seen writing down instructions on paper and passing them down to the United bench.
Again, everyone found this to be amusing:
JosÃ© Mourinho sending paper notes to dugout from stands…priceless pic.twitter.com/UE29B7x4lu
— The Canadian Kop (@thecanadiankop) October 29, 2016
It can be hard to get a phone signal/wifi inside Old Trafford. Mourinho should use a carrier pigeon to send messages to bench. Or Mkhitaryan
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) October 29, 2016
For anyone wondering what Jose Mourinho's note said during today's game, it was just some tactical instructions pic.twitter.com/5O6t7Ht6Jj
— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) October 29, 2016
The second half restarted with United’s manager curiously sat in the front row of the stand, next to the dugout, and he eventually ventured further back to take up a spot in the directors’ box for the bulk of the second period.
Twitter users got their kicks from the fact that Mourinho was unable to settle on a seat:
Now Mourinho is in the VIP section. He's had three seats in six minutes.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) October 29, 2016
Hahaha Mourinho gets a VIP seat finally
— Mustafi Perez (@bryoshavin) October 29, 2016
Mourinho changing seat in the stands because he needs a better view ð
— YuJing (@yujinggan) October 29, 2016
Mourinho is now in the directors' box – he's moved seats three times in five minutes. It's more entertaining than the match!
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) October 29, 2016
Even Gary Lineker couldn’t resist throwing some shade:
Seems that JosÃ© Mourinho, who was sent to the stands, wasn't the only one whose acca was screwed by Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/34oTJOBDL7
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 29, 2016