Manchester United handed £65,000 fine for failing to control players against Fulham

FA Cup

The Football Association fined Manchester United £65,000 during their FA Cup quarterfinal matchup with Fulham in March.

At Old Trafford, the Red Devils were unable to keep their players under control as they surrounded referee Chris Kavanagh and demanded a penalty for Willian’s handball.

After winning the game 3-1, United advanced to the semifinals, where they will play Brighton later this month.

An FA statement reads: “Manchester United FC has been fined £65,000 after its players encircled a match official during the 71st minute of their encounter against Fulham FC in the FA Cup on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

“The club acknowledged that it did not take adequate measures to guarantee that its players behaved properly and in an orderly manner.

Following a subsequent hearing, “Manchester United FC’s fine was imposed by an independent Regulatory Commission.”

Willian, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Fulham manager Marco Silva were all dismissed from the game amid controversy.

After pushing referee Kavanagh, Mitrovic was later given an eight-game suspension; however, the FA wants the suspension to be increased.

Silva, on the other hand, received a £20,000 fine and a two-game touchline suspension for using obscene or derogatory language against officials.

United has been penalized four times this season, making them the team with the most fines.

Their total price has now increased to £202,000, with fines totaling £137k for their previous three infractions of failing to supervise their players against Newcastle, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace in October and January, respectively.

With their £185,000 fine, Arsenal had previously held the top rank, but Erik ten Hag‘s team has since passed them.

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