Monday 23 September 2019

Scholes charged by the FA over alleged betting breach

Scholes has until April 26 to respond to the FA’s charge.

Paul Scholes has until April 26 to reply to the charge. (Simon Cooper/PA)
Paul Scholes has until April 26 to reply to the charge. (Simon Cooper/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association in relation to its betting rules.

The 44-year-old is alleged to have placed 140 bets on matches between 2015 and 2019.

An FA statement read: “Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules.

“It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019.

“He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.”

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Scholes was appointed Oldham manager in February (Simon Cooper/PA)

Scholes was Oldham manager for a month before quitting in March saying his position at the Sky Bet League Two club had become untenable.

He made 720 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions, winning 11 Premier League titles.

Scholes also made 66 appearances for England, scoring 14 times.

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