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Manchester United charged by FA over player conduct against Liverpool

The Reds players are in hot water for surrounding the referee over a missed call

Liverpool FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images

Adding further salt to the wounds of a chastening loss, the Football Association (FA) just announced that Manchester United have been charged for the conduct of their players during the 2-0 loss to Liverpool over the weekend.

The incident in question happened in the first half when Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino appeared to score a goal that was later overturned by VAR.

The actual decision reads “Manchester United has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 (a). It is alleged that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 26th minute of the Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Sunday.”

After the goal got past keeper David de Gea, he along with Harry Maguire and Andreas Pereira confronted referee Craig Pawson claiming that de Gea had been impeded and the goal shouldn’t be allowed.

Eventually, VAR ruled that Virgil van Dijk did in fact foul de Gea, but United were still charged by the FA for the behavior of their players during the incident.

United have until Thursday to respond to the charge and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about it in his pre-Burnley press conference.

“Maybe I shouldn’t talk too much about that,” he said. “Let’s get that decision done but... it (the goal) was overturned. I reacted myself because everybody could see it was a foul.”

Manchester United return to action this Wednesday when they host Burnley at Old Trafford.