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Man United Charged By FA Over Players’ Misconduct In Liverpool Defeat

Manchester United have been charged by the FA with failing to ensure their players “conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” during Sunday’s Premier League defeat to Liverpool Anfield.

United’s players surrounded referee Craig Pawson midway through the first half after Virgil van Dijk challenged David de Gea in the air.

Roberto Firmino subsequently scored but his goal was disallowed following a VAR review of Van Dijk’s clash with De Gea.

De Gea was booked by Pawson for his protests.

A statement from the FA 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).”

Manchester United have until Thursday to respond to the charge.

“Maybe I shouldn’t talk too much about that,” said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his press conference on Tuesday.

“Let’s get that decision done. It’s overturned [the decision]. I reacted myself because it was a foul.”

United lost 2-0 at Anfield, their second defeat in three Premier League matches which leaves them five points outside the top four.

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