The Football Association has charged Sir Alex Ferguson over comments he made to the media following Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Tottenham.
The United boss was incensed by referee Chris Foy's decision not to award a penalty to Wayne Rooney, although it was assistant referee Simon Beck who drew most of Ferguson's ire.
Ferguson said after the match: "There was no way the linesman was going to give that - he gave them everything.
"It was a clear decision. And he was 10, maybe 12 yards away from the incident and he doesn't give it. And yet he gave everything else."
Ferguson also alluded to a previous incident involving Beck, when he allowed a Didier Drogba goal to stand despite the player appearing to be offside when United were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea in April 2010.
Ferguson submitted his observations about the case on Friday and now the FA
have decided there is sufficient evidence to call the United boss to account.
A statement on the FA website read: "The FA has charged Sir Alex Ferguson in relation to post-match media comments made following Manchester United's game at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 20 January 2013.
"It is alleged the Manchester United manager breached FA Rule E3 in that he implied that the match official was motivated by bias.
"Ferguson has until 4pm on Friday 1 February 2013 to respond to the charge."
what do you think?
So they should - they charge other managers why not him
Well a fine is no good cos when your rich its like water off a ducks back, with todays technology a touch line ban is no good the only thing that'll stop him from mouthing off about officials is a points deduction.
Good on the FA about time
Hi Diane, just so you don't think I'm bias (being a united fan) I think its right they have, also think its wrong for him to say they are just picking on him, he knows the rules and you would of thought he would of learnt by now that he can't keep voicing his opinion in this way, all managers need to be treated the same way regardless of what club they manage
About boody time FA. The amount he gets away, with other football manager get ban's for less. But thats Man U all over.
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Marc Yorkie Rowsby
Whayyy the fa has grown a set! About time!
Sir Alex Ferguson is charged due to the Man City connection at the F.A. what did Mancini say the other week?
What on earth are you talking about. fergie has been getting away with this for years! He's a bully who throws his toys out the pram if everything is not going his way.
6 point deduction.