Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association in relation to the rules.
Scholes, 44, placed 140 bets during a four-year period between August 2015 and January 2019.
Manchester United legend Scholes has become the latest high profile star to fall foul of FA rules on gambling on football.
💰 🌳 Paul Scholes has been charged by the FA for allegedly placing 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019
I'd also like to place a bet on Paul Scholes one day. £100,000 that he never hit that tree from 50 metres away. pic.twitter.com/yUKuWyjGqP
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) April 16, 2019
It is believed that Scholes’ offence is more likely to result in a fine and warning rather than lengthy suspension.
The FA statement read via the Mirror: “Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to the FA’s betting rules.
“It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019. He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.”
The FA introduced new rules in August 2014 that brought a blanket ban on betting “for all those involved in the game at Premier League, Football League, National League and Women’s Super League levels, as well as those at clubs in the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues.”
Scholes has most recently been involved in football as manager of Oldham Athletic.
He lasted just 31 days as Oldham boss, taking charge of just seven matches before his exit on March 14.