Louis Van Gaal charged by FA for alleged media comments
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made to the media after the FA Cup fourth-round match against Cambridge United. The FA charge states the manager's words, "allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute". The former Netherlands coach has until 6pm on Monday 9 February 2015 to respond to the charge.
The first match between the Red Devils and Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium ended in a goalless draw. After the game, Van Gaal blamed on the pitch, the opposition and the referee saying,
“Every aspect of a match is against us. We have to come here, the pitch is not so good, which can influence your playing style, the opponents are always giving a lot more than normally, defending is always easier as attacking and then you have seen the referee. It’s always the same.”
When asked by the reported about "What's wrong with the referee?", he replied, "You can give your own opinion. No, I cannot give.”
However, United managed to beat the League Two side 3-0 in the fourth round replay at Old Trafford on Tuesday with goals from Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and James Wilson. Here is the video of the post-match conference where the United manager blames “Everything is against us!” after the goalless draw,