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United charged by the FA after Liverpool melee

David de Gea, Virgil Van dijk
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Manchester United has been charged by the football association following their player’s reaction to the foul on David De Gea.

Virgil Van Dijk fouled De Gea in the build-up to Roberto Firmino’s goal. However, referee Craig Pawson did not award the foul and allowed the goal to stand.

The United players went ballistic, in a tirade that saw their keeper yellow carded for his remonstration.

VAR did overturn the goal, and it has been a topic for debate. Some feel that the goal should have stood. While others cannot see how the referee does not consider it a foul.

The fact is the level of ferocity in which the United players surrounded the match official has brought condemnation from the powers that be.

According to the Independent, the FA has issued a statement confirming the Red Devils have been charged.

The Statement read:

“Manchester United FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20(a). It is alleged that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 26th minute of the Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Sunday (19/1/20).”