MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENDER ROJO ESCAPES PUNISHMENT FOR STAMP ON EDEN HAZARD BUT MANCHESTER UNITED FACE FA PUNISHMENT

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo will not face retrospective action after stamping on Eden Hazard during Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup quarter final win over Manchester United.

The decision by the Football Association not to punish Rojo for the stamp on Hazard comes less than a week after Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings got a five game ban for his stamp on Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Rojo escaped punishment after referee Michael Oliver insisted he saw the incident and did not deem it worthy of a red card at the time.

However, Manchester United have been charged with failure to control their players during the game after Ander Herrera’s red card and have got until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge.

The full statement released by the FA reads as follows:

“Manchester United have been charged for failing to control their players.

“It follows an incident in the 35th minute of the Emirates FA Cup quarter final tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday [Monday 13 March 2017].

“The club have until 6pm on Friday 17 March 2017 to respond to the charge.”

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey insisted the FA have got it wrong after failing to punish Rojo for his stamp on Eden Hazard.

“Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings got a five-game ban and the FA must be constistent. Rojo is so lucky he didn’t get a red,” Halsey is quoted on Daily Mirror.

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