Reuters

FA charge Manchester United with failing to control their players, Marcos Rojo escapes ban

FA charge United with failing to control their players, Rojo escapes ban
By Reuters

14/03/2017 at 17:07Updated 14/03/2017 at 20:51

The FA have charged Manchester United with failing to control their players during the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea.

The charge relates to an incident in the 35th minute of the match at Stamford Bridge. United have until 1800 GMT on Friday to respond to the charge.

Referee Michael Oliver was surrounded by several United players after Ander Herrera sent off for a second yellow card after two ill-judged tackles on Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.

“Manchester United have been charged for failing to control their players,” read a statement on the FA’s website.

“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.”

United manager Jose Mourinho, returning to the club where he won seven major trophies, and Chelsea's Italian coach Antonio Conte also had to be separated after an angry exchange shortly after the sending off.

Marcos Rojo, however, avoided punishment for the Manchester United defender appeared to stamp on Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the same match.

0
0