Van Gaal handed FA warning

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The Manchester United manager was found to have breached rules??after the FA Cup fourth round game against Cambridge United with his remarks that the FA say ???allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute???.

Van Gaal requested a personal hearing after being charged following the 0-0 draw at the Abbey Stadium on January 23.

The Dutchman said after the game: ???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.”

However, he denied the allegation that he was accusing the official of bias, saying had never been punished for criticising a referee in his long and successful managerial career.

After being charged, the former Holland boss said: “I am very disappointed.

“For nearly 30 years I have been a trainer,??coach or manager and I have never been charged.

“Up to now I don’t think I said something wrong.

“I said in our press??conference the same phrases, because I know in advance that everything is in
favour of the underdog. It is always like that.”

United beat Cambridge 3-0 in the replay to set up a sixth-round tie at Preston on Monday, a match they won 3-1 to book a quarter-final date with Arsenal.

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