Rafael charged over outburst

17 January 2011 06:30
Manchester United full-back Rafael has been charged with improper conduct for his outburst at referee Mike Dean after being sent off in the goalless draw at Tottenham. Rafael was sent off after being booked for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto - he had been cautioned earlier in the match. The FA said in a statement: "Manchester United defender Rafael Da Silva has today been charged by the FA with improper conduct. "The charge relates to the player's conduct towards match official Mike Dean following his dismissal in Manchester United's fixture at Tottenham." The United player has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

Source: PA

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