Louis van Gaal charged by English FA over comments


For a man who has been pretty outspoken during his long and often glorious managerial career, it has taken Louis van Gaal a few months to get in trouble with the English Football Association.

But now the 63-year-old Dutchman is in hot water for the first time as United boss.

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On Wednesday the FA charged van Gaal for comments he made following Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with League Two side Cambridge United on Jan. 23.

After the shock result in the FA Cup fourth round (United won the replay 3-0 on Tuesday night) van Gaal called the integrity of referee Chris Foy into question by stating that “every aspect of a match is against us – the pitch, the referee.”

In a statement released by the English FA on Wednesday they charged van Gaal with bringing the game into disrepute.

Louis van Gaal has been charged by The FA for media comments he made after Manchester United’s FA Cup Fourth Round match against Cambridge United on Friday 23 January 2015.

It is alleged that the Manchester United manager’s comments allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute.

He has until 6pm on Monday 9 February 2015 to respond to the charge.