15 Nov 2009

FA punish Man U manager with ban and fine

8:36 am on 15 November 2009

Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson has been given a four-match touchline ban, and fined 45-thousand dollars for his insulting remarks last month about referee Alan Wiley.

Ferguson admitted a charge of improper conduct for questioning Wiley's suitability to officiate following United's 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Old Trafford on Oct. 3.

He claimed the referee wasn't fit enough to keep up with the play.

Ferguson also criticised another referee after his team lost to Chelsea last weekend, but the Football Association won't be taking that matter any further.