Manchester United Charged For Poor Player Control Against Chelsea
Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players during Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Stamford Bridge.
United lost the game to Chelsea by a lone goal with some controversy over referee decisions.
10 minutes before half-time, referee Michael Oliver was surrounded by several United players after sending off midfielder Ander Herrera .
A statement released by the FA revealed that United have until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond.
The Spanish midfielder, Herrera was sent off after a second foul on Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.
The FA statement also stated that no further action will be taken against United’s Marcos Rojo for an incident late in game.
Rojo appeared to have stamped on Eden Hazard.
Oliver has told the FA he saw it and dealt with the incident as he saw fit at the time.
Now, Manchester United charged for failing to control their players.
United have until 6pm on Friday 17 March 2017 to respond to the charge.
N’Golo Kante’s stunning second-half strike saw Chelsea eliminate Emirates FA Cup holders Manchester United.
Chelsea have now advanced to reach the semi-finals.
Manchester United Charged For Indiscipline
Kante shuffled the ball out of his feet five minutes into the second half, picking his spot to expertly fire.
United were reduced to 10 men after two first-half bookings for Ander Herrera.
Although they were still in the contest until the final whistle as England international Marcus Rashford forced a smart stop from Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea captain, Gary Cahill, speaking shortly after the game said:
“We’ve kept the momentum going, a change from playing in the league.
“I thought we dug in, gave a good account of ourselves and it was a professional performance from everyone.
“We controlled the game when we needed to and it’s job done.
It was a tough game for us and the red card may have turned the game in our favour.
“N’Golo has been fantastic. The performance level is right up there.
We saw what he did with Leicester City last season, and now he’s come here and kicked on again.
“He’s such a humble guy off the pitch, works hard and helps us out so much at the back, he’s a tremendous addition to our squad.”