Man Utd Boss Charged By FA Over Media Comment

The Football Association (FA) has charged Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, over media comments he made in the wake of his side’s FA Cup fourth round draw with Cambridge United last month.

The English FA, in its statement on Wednesday, alleged that the comments “allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute.”

The match at the Abbey Stadium ended in a scoreless draw, prompting Tuesday night’s replay which the ‘Red Devils’ won 3-0.

Louis van Gaal Faces FA Charge Over Media Comment. Image: Getty.
Louis van Gaal Faces FA Charge Over Media Comment. Image: Getty.

The Dutch boss, 63, claimed that everything was against United.

“Everything of the match is against us- the pitch, the referee,” Van Gaal said in his post-game media briefing after the first leg. “Everything that you can think about this is against you.”

He has until 18:00GMT next Monday to respond to the charge.

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