MANCHESTER UNITED have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players in the goalless draw with Newcastle on Sunday.
The Red Devils were found to be in breach of FA Rule E20.1 after Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates protested the decision to disallow the striker’s goal.
Ronaldo thought he had scored a perfectly valid goal after Newcastle appeared to take a free-kick deep inside their own half.
Fabian Schar tapped the ball back to Nick Pope, apparently intending for the goalkeeper to take the set-piece.
The England international hesitated while deciding where to play the ball and that allowed Ronaldo to pounce.
He took the ball past Pope and fired into the empty net, which sparked bedlam.
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CR7 and eight of his team-mates immediately surrounded referee Craig Pawson after he quickly ruled the goal out.
Ronaldo was particularly incensed and began shouting and gesticulating at the referee, and he was punished with a yellow card.
Manager Erik ten Hag was also left fuming by Pawson’s decision to chalk off the goal.
He said after the match: “I don’t have a comment, everyone has seen it.
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“I shared that with them (the officials). Everyone has seen what happened today on the pitch.”
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