Man United accuse of not controlling players in the game


Manchester United have been accused by the Football Association of failing to control their players in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

United players protested furiously at referee Craig Pawson after he ruled out a Cristiano Ronaldo goal just after half-time.

The officer included the incident in his match report, which led to an FA charge on Tuesday.

“It is alleged that Manchester United FC failed to ensure proper behavior from their players in the 49th minute of this game,” the governing body said.

United manager Erik ten Hag refused to publicly criticize Pawson’s performance despite seeing Ronaldo ruled out another goal and a penalty claim by Jadon Sancho dismissed.

“Everyone saw the game,” Ten Hag told reporters after the game. “It’s your job to judge the performance of the teams and the referees, not me, so I won’t do it.”

United have until October 20 to respond to the charges.