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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.

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.”

Oldham Athletic v Yeovil Town - Sky Bet League Two
OLDHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Paul Scholes, Manager of Oldham Athletic ahead of the Sky Bet League Two match between Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town at Boundary Park on February 12, 2019, in Oldham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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.