Louis Van Gaal has been charged by The FA for his alleged media comments made after Manchester United’s 4th round FA Cup game against Cambridge United on 23 January 2015.
It is thought that Van Gaal’s comments suggested that match referee was being biased and it put Man United at a disadvantage in the game. Van Gaal after the embarrassing 0-0 draw against Cambridge claimed that, “Everything is against us”, and he suggested that even the ref was against United and was biased.
Van Gaal ripped in to referee Chris Foy’s refereeing on the night which saw United coming out with a replay to deal with against a team 75 places below them. Although FA are yet to confirm as to which comments by Van Gaal have landed him in the hot water. Van Gaal had following to say after the Cambridge game on 23rd January.
‘Everything is against you at Manchester United and everything is in favour of the underdog. Also from you [media] but you shall not do it consciously but unconsciously – it’s human – I forgive you.
‘In spite of all the criticism we have had from you and your [media] colleagues, we are still in the FA Cup and a lot of teams are not, so I’m still happy that we can play this match.
‘But you have to win because they are coming also with two rows of four and a goalkeeper and dropping in a striker, and you have to make the first goal because that is the most important goal, so it’s not such.
Van Gaal has until 6pm on Monday 9 February 2015 to respond to the charge.
Here is the look at Van Gaal’s full interview after United’s game against Cambridge.
Image Credits: The FA