BBC Sport - Jonny Evans didn't mean to spit, says Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal

Evans didn't mean to spit - Van Gaal

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.

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