Manchester United's Ferguson charged over linesman comments
LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) after criticising a match official following his side's Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur.
Ferguson was angered by linesman Simon Beck's decision not to award a penalty to his side after Wayne Rooney was brought down in the area while United led 1-0.
Tottenham equalised last weekend's game in stoppage time, leaving Ferguson to describe Beck's display as "shocking" and adding that the official had a history of failing to give United decisions.
In a statement on Tuesday the FA said Ferguson's comments had questioned the integrity of Beck.