Man Utd boss van Gaal warned by FA

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has received an official warning from the Football Association for comments made after the FA Cup game at Cambridge United on January 23, writes Sky Sports.

In the aftermath of the goalless draw at the Abbey Stadium, which saw Man Utd dominate possession but create few clear openings, van Gaal was found to have breached FA rules after his post-match remarks were deemed to ‘allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute’.

The comments in question were: “Every aspect of the match is against us – the pitch, the referee, everything that you can think about is against you. 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.”

After he was hit with the charge, the Dutchman requested a personal hearing, denying the allegation of alleging bias and saying that he had never been charged throughout his 30-year managerial career. He has now been warned over his future conduct.

The Red Devils went on to win the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford, and then saw off Preston North End 3-1 on Monday to book their place in the quarter-finals, where they will host holders Arsenal.

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