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LVG to respond to FA charge

10 February 2015, 10:15

London -Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been given extra time to respond to a Football Association disrepute charge after his rant about referee Chris Foy.

Van Gaal was charged following his critical comments about Foy after United's 0-0 FA Cup fourth round draw with fourth tier minnows Cambridge United last month.

After the 0-0 draw at the Abbey Stadium, the Dutchman said: "You have seen the referee. It's always the same. Everywhere I have coached these games - and I have coached them also with other clubs - it's always the same."

Van Gaal, whose side won the Cup replay against Cambridge 3-0, was initially told to answer the charge by Monday evening, but will now have until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to give his response after the club sought an extension.

He has already said he will contest it, telling a press conference last week: "I am very disappointed. For nearly 30 years I have been a trainer, coach or manager and I have never been charged.

"Up to now I don't think I said something wrong. I said in our press conference the same phrases, because I know in advance that everything is in favour of the underdog. It is always like that."



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