Rojo Could Face FA Charge


By Andrew Hyslop

  • Marcos Rojo could face charge for stamp on Eden Hazard

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is already without Zlatan Ibrahimović and Ander Herrera for the next two domestic games. He could also be without Marcos Rojo after the Argentinian appeared to stamp on Eden Hazard.

Going into last night’s FA Cup quarter-final Chelsea, Mourinho already knew he would be without Ibrahimović for that game and the next two league games.

Following his sending-off in the game, Ander Herrera with now join Zlatan in missing the league games against Middlesbrough and West Brom.

If the manager’s mood couldn’t get any worse. He could face the prospect of losing Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo.

Rojo could face an FA Charge after appearing to stamp on Chelsea attacking Eden Hazard during the second-half of the FA Cup tie.

The FA will await referee Michael Oliver’s report before deciding whether Rojo will be charged.

If Oliver reports that he saw the incident then the FA will not be able to charge Rojo.

Should Oliver’s report say he didn’t see the incident then Rojo could face a violent conduct charge and face at least a three game ban.

A violent conduct charge carries an automatic three game ban but following the FA’s decision to hand a five game ban to Tyrone Mings. Rojo could be facing up to a longer ban.

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