Van Gaal charged by FA

Published 02/06/2015, 2:10 AM EST
Louis Van Gaal


Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made following his side’s FA Cup fourth-round goalless draw at Cambridge last month.

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Van Gaal said after the game that “every aspect of the match” had been “against” his team, including the referee Chris Foy.

A statement from the FA on Wednesday said it was alleged that Van Gaal’s words “allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute”.

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Louis Van Gaal has until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge.

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Having seen the Barclays Premier League giants held by their Sky Bet League Two hosts in the initial encounter between them on January 23, Van Gaal said: ”Every aspect of the match is against us – the pitch, the referee, everything that you can think about is against you.”

He later repeated ”every aspect of a match is against us”, adding: ”You have seen the referee. It’s always the same.

“Everywhere I have coached these games – and I have coached them also with other clubs – it’s always the same.”

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United won the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

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