Date: 15th March 2017 at 12:49pm
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From the moment that the referee on Monday night, Michael Oliver, called Chris Smalling over and, supposedly, warned the United captain he`d not tolerate any more of the physical abuse being dished out to Eden Hazard, there was only ever going to be one outcome.

Sure enough, just seconds later and already on a yellow card, Ander Herrera got suckered into bringing the Belgian down, although in all honesty the contact between the two was minimal.

But, with Michael Oliver waving the red-card in the direction of the Spanish midfielder, what happened next was always going to incur the wrath of the Football Association.

Oliver was surrounded by a group of visibly narked Manchester United players, some were shouting and making their opinions heard whilst others simply hovered in a threatening manner.

As a result, we`re not in the slightest surprised that Manchester United have charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players.

Manchester United have until Friday to respond to the charge but we all know that the only response we can offer is a guilty plea and wait to hear what the magnitude of our fine will be.

We, on Monday night, broke the rules and will have to suffer the consequences.