Manchester United players surround referee Craig Pawson during the game vs Liverpool.
Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association for ‘failure to ensure the players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ during the defeat against Liverpool.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were beaten 2-0 by the league leaders thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah and it could have been worse had it not been for VAR ruling out a Roberto Firmino effort in the first half.
The Liverpool attacker finished past the United goalkeeper but the Spaniard was infuriated as he went off to celebrate what he thought was Liverpool’s second of the game as he believed he had been impeded in the build up.
David de Gea, along with Harry Maguire, Fred and Andreas Pereira, surrounded referee Craig Pawson before VAR eventually ruled the goal out for Van Dijk’s foul on the United goalkeeper. United now have a charge to answer for the behaviour of the players during the incident in the 26th minute.
A statement from the FA read: “Manchester United has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 (a). It is alleged that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 26th minute of the Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Sunday.”
United have until Thursday to provide a response to the charge and Solskjaer was asked about it in his pre-Burnley press conferece.