BBC Sport - Jonny Evans didn't mean to spit, says Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal
Evans didn't mean to spit - Van Gaal
- From the section Football
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans did not intend to spit at Newcastle's Papiss Cisse in the incident that brought both players a Football Association charge, manager Louis van Gaal says.
The Dutchman says the Northern Irish defender was "not aware" and that it was "natural".
Both players could face a six-game ban if found guilty. They have until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond to the charge.