Man United slammed with £20,000 for failing to control players against Chelsea

Man United slammed with £20,000 for failing to control players against Chelsea

Manchester United have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association for misconduct during their FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea on Monday, March 13.

Recall that midfielder Ander Herrera was booked twice in the first half, and received his marching order for a second foul on Eden Hazard, as the Red Devils went on to lose 1-0 through a goal from N'Golo Kante.

Herrera shown a red card against Chelsea

Herrera shown a red card against Chelsea

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Herrera sending off did not go down well with several Man United stars, who surrounded referee Michael Oliver in protest, causing the FA decision to charge the club for misconduct.

However, Man United have accepted the accusation of failing to control their players, resulting in a financial punishment.

"Manchester United have been fined £20,000 after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty," a statement on the FA's website said.

The statement added: "It relates to a breach of FA Rule E20 (a) for failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in or around the 35th minute of their FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea on Monday 13 March 2017."

Jose Mourinho did not heavily criticise the referee after the game, but pointed out that his club have poor luck with the official.

"This season Mr Michael Oliver, he is a referee with fantastic potential, but with Manchester United we are a bit unlucky," he said.

He added: "In four matches, three penalties and one red card, and [the red card was] in such an early moment of the game.

"But, again, I cannot change that."

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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