Manchester United Charged For Failing To Control Players Against Chelsea
Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association (FA) for failing to control their players during their FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea on Monday evening.
A statement released by the FA stated that the Old Trafford outfit has been sanctioned for an incident that occurred in the 35th minute of the match. The alleged incident happened after referee Michael Oliver sent-off Ander Herrera. The Spanish midfielder was shown a pair of yellow cards for two separate fouls on Eden Hazard in the first-half. Oliver’s decision prompted a number of United players to surround the official and argue with him.
United have until 6:00 PM on 17 March to respond to the charge.
“Manchester United have been charged for failing to control their players,” an FA statement read on Tuesday afternoon.
“It follows an incident in the 35th minute of the Emirates FA Cup quarter final tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday [Monday 13 March 2017].
“The club have until 6pm on Friday 17 March 2017 to respond to the charge.”
Meanwhile, United defender Marco Rojo has escaped a retrospective ban for a suspected stamp on Hazard during the second-half of the match at the Stamford Bridge. Speculations were rife that the Argentina international would be disciplined for his conduct during the game but Oliver’s referee’s report confirmed that the referee had seen the incident but decided not to take action at the time. Consequently, no retrospective charge can now be made against the defender.
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