Man United hit with £65,000 fine by FA over players’ actions against Fulham

Last month, during the FA Cup tie against Fulham, Manchester United’s players acted in a manner that resulted in a fine of £65,000 for the team.

Despite winning 3-1 and securing their spot in the semi-finals of the competition, the game was overshadowed by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s outburst towards match referee Chris Kavanagh.

Mitrovic’s physical altercation with Kavanagh led to an eight-match ban for the Serbian forward, and Man United faced charges for their involvement in the incident.

As a consequence, the team has now been fined £65,000 for the behaviour of its players.

Players surround Chris Kavanagh during Manchester United vs. Fulham. Image: Alamy

“Manchester United FC has been fined £65,000 after its players surrounded a match official during the 71st minute of their tie against Fulham FC in The FA Cup on Sunday 19 March 2023,” the statement reads.

“The club admitted that it failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and do not behave in a way which is improper.

“Manchester United FC’s fine was imposed by an independent Regulatory Commission following a subsequent hearing.”

Man United secured a comeback win over Fulham, with goals from Bruno Fernandes (twice) and Marcel Sabitzer, earning them a clash against Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 23.

This will be Erik ten Hag’s team’s second visit to Wembley Stadium this season, following their Carabao Cup triumph over Newcastle United in February.

The Dutch manager will be looking to add another trophy to his collection this season with an FA Cup victory. Currently, Man United is ranked fourth in the Premier League, and they will resume their league campaign by hosting Everton on Saturday.

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