Fellaini & Huth wait on FA charges

2 May

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Louis van Gaal’s most outrageous quote yet?

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester’s Robert Huth will find out on Tuesday if they face a Football Association charge for their off-the-ball incident at Old Trafford.

Fellaini appeared to elbow Huth after the defender pulled his hair in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

If charged – and then found guilty – of violent conduct both would be given a three-match suspension.

It would rule them out of the remainder of the Premier League season.

However, because United have three league games left Fellaini would be available for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday, pundit Alan Shearer said: “Fellaini without a doubt will get charged for use of the elbow. I don’t think Robert Huth will sleep easy. I think he can expect a call from the FA for pulling of the hair.”

Defending his player, United manager Louis van Gaal said: “It’s not in the books that someone has to grab by the hair and then pull it behind – only in sex masochism.”

The Dutchman said Fellaini should have had a penalty for Huth’s actions.

He added: “When I grab you by the hair, what are you doing? Shall I do it? It’s also a penalty. When I grab your hair, you react also. I know for sure.”

United are fifth in the Premier League but still have trips to Norwich and West Ham before hosting Bournemouth on the last day of the season.

Leicester have two games remaining as they look to win their first top-flight title.

In August 2015 Morecambe duo Kevin Ellison and Ryan Edwards were given three-match bans for violent conduct after they were found guilty of pulling the hair of Wycombe’s Marcus Bean.

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