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Man Utd now jump above Arsenal in unwanted record this season following latest FA ruling

Man Utd now jump above Arsenal in unwanted record this season following latest FA ruling

Manchester United has paid a staggering £202,000 to the Football Association, surpassing Arsenal as the Premier League club with the most fines this season.

United was fined £65,000 on Thursday for surrounding the referee to appeal for a penalty during last month’s chaotic 3-1 victory over Fulham. 

Erik ten Hag’s team was penalized after admitting to a charge of disorderly conduct in the 71st minute of the game, when Willian used his hand to prevent Jadon Sancho’s shot from going in.

Willian was shown the red card after United’s protests, while Aleksandar Mitrovic and manager Marco Silva were also dismissed in furious scenes. United has also been punished for their contribution to the chaos.

This season, the FA has issued fines totaling over £1.3 million in an effort to crack down on referee abuse. Newcastle, Brentford, Leicester, Bournemouth, and Southampton are the only Premier League clubs not to have been fined at least once by the FA this season.

This season, United has been fined on three separate occasions. In October, they were fined £82,000 for intimidating the referee during games against Newcastle and Chelsea.

On October 16, Ten Hag and his players were disappointed that they were not awarded a penalty following challenges on Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Referee Craig Pawson denied the appeals, as well as Callum Wilson’s, following a challenge by Raphael Varane, eliciting frustrated responses.

United was then penalized again six days later, on October 22, for contesting the decision to award Chelsea a penalty. Jorginho scored from the penalty spot after Scott McTominay fouled Armando Broja in the penalty area, but Casemiro equalized late for a 1-1 draw.

Then, in February, United was fined $55,000 for their involvement in an altercation with Crystal Palace that resulted in the dismissal of midfielder Casemiro.

During the altercation in which Casemiro wrapped both hands around the neck of Palace midfielder Will Hughes, approximately twenty players became embroiled in a heated argument.

Ten Hag claimed after the game that his players were merely attempting to protect one another.

“We get some warnings about our team reacting like this,” he said. “You have to do it, you have to protect each other, but we want to keep our standards and values at Man United. You can’t cross lines, but you have to stick together. We have to stand up for each other.”

United’s total of £202,000 in fines surpasses Arsenal’s total of £185,000, which includes fines of £20,000, £40,000, £60,000, and £65,000 for incidents occurring in November, January, and February.

Everton (£115,000), Manchester City (£75,000), Nottingham Forest (£73,000), Leeds (£70,000), Liverpool (£55,000), and Crystal Palace (£55,000) are the next worst behaved clubs in the Premier League.

Man Utd now jump above Arsenal in unwanted record this season following latest FA ruling

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