Louis van Gaal: Man Utd manager charged by FA over comments

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal takes his seat at the Abbey Stadium
Louis van Gaal signed a three-year contract at Manchester United last year

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made to the media after last month's FA Cup fourth-round match at Cambridge United.

The FA charge states the Dutchman's words "allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute".

The 63-year-old has until 18:00 GMT on 9 February to respond to the charge.

The match at Abbey Stadium on 23 January ended in a goalless draw.

The Premier League side beat Cambridge 3-0 in the fourth-round replay at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

After the first tie against League Two Cambridge, Van Gaal told the BBC's Match of the Day: "Every aspect of a match is against us - the pitch, the referee."

He later repeated the accusation, adding: "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."

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