Manchester United slapped with FA charge after Chelsea defeat


Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association for ‘failing to control their players’ during Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea.

Antonio Conte’s side claimed a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Monday thanks to N’Golo Kante‘s long-range strike after Red Devils midfielder Ander Herrera was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in the first half.

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TV cameras showed how Jose Mourinho‘s men appeared to intimidate referee Michael Olivier after he dismissed Herrera following a foul on Eden Hazard.

“Manchester United have been charged for failing to control their players,” reads an FA statement.

“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.”

Marcos Rojo has escaped censure for his alleged stamp on Hazard.

Rojo was seen bringing his foot down on Hazard’s chest in an incident later in the match, but since this was seen by Oliver, no retrospective action can be taken.


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