The FA has fined Manchester United for breaking regulation E20.1 for the second time in three games during Saturday’s draw with Chelsea.
Prior to Attwell awarding the penalty that Jorginho converted in the 87th minute of the heavyweight Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, it looked as though there might be no scoring.In the 94th minute, Casemiro scored an equalizer with a header to send the chaos into extra time.
After the game ended, United’s players were the ones to celebrate, but their response to the penalty call did not go unpunished.
The FA announced on Thursday that it has filed charges against the Red Devils for allegedly acting out of “orderly” behavior.
“Manchester United FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 after its match against Chelsea FC on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in the Premier League,” the official announcement stated.
The club has until Friday, October 28, 2022, to respond to the allegation that Manchester United FC failed to ensure that its players behaved properly in the 84th minute.
A week later, after harassing referee Craig Pawson during their 0-0 draw at Old Trafford against Newcastle United, United was hit with a second FA punishment for breaking E20.1.
Prior to stealing the ball from Nick Pope and possibly scoring the game’s opening goal, Ronaldo thought Newcastle had been awarded a free kick.The United players went over to Pawson to argue Ronaldo’s case after Pawson confirmed that the other team had not yet taken the free-kick.
As disciplinary issues increase, two such incidences within a week might make Ten Hag’s control over his team vulnerable.
Ten Hag’s authority was called into question after Ronaldo declined to play in Wednesday’s 2-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur after the Dutchman had asked and then left Old Trafford in the middle of the match.
In retaliation, he docked Ronaldo two weeks’ income and suspended him from the game against Chelsea on Saturday.