MANCHESTER UNITED have been fined £65,000 for their players’ behaviour against Fulham.
The fine comes after the Red Devils were charged for failing to control their players during the FA Cup quarter-final win over Fulham at Old Trafford.
The club was charged in March for the way the players surrounded referee Chris Kavanagh as they appealed for a penalty after Fulham’s Willian handled the ball.
Jadon Sancho’s goalbound effort was blocked on the line by the Brazilian and Kavanagh initially waved play on, leading to the protests. However, after a VAR check, a penalty was given and Willian was sent off. At the time there were no punishments handed out to Man United players.
However the club was charged in the following days and despite appealing the Old Trafford side has now accepted the charges. The FA confirmed this and that the club have been handed a £65,000 fine. It means that the Red Devils are now the most punished club this season.
A FA statement said: “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, March 19, 2023.
“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.”
It is the fourth time the club have been fined this term following three other offences. United were fined £137,000 for the previous offences of failing to control their players, in the matches against Newcastle and Chelsea in October and Crystal Palace in January. This means that the club has been fined a total of £202,000 this season. Arsenal were the previous club to have had the most fines this season with the side paying out £185,000.