October 18, (THEWILL) – The English Football Association has charged Manchester United for their players’ responses to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal that was disallowed in their draw against Newcastle on Sunday.
In the course of the game, Ronaldo had two goals disallowed. While the first was ruled out for offside, the second incident, which had Ronaldo latching onto what he believed to be a free kick taken by Newcastle defender Fabian Schar, was more contentious since it was unclear if the ball was live or dead.
According to an FA statement: “It’s alleged that Manchester United FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 49th minute.”
United has until Thursday, to reply to the accusation with the possibility of the club being fined. Erik ten Hag substituted a very irritated Ronaldo about 20 minutes from the end even though he was still on the attack.
Although the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is now 37, has not been a popular starter this year, he was granted the start because Marcus Rashford, the forward who eventually took his position, was not feeling well.