The Football Association says the Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been fined for misconduct after implying that a linesman was biased during the club's recent match with Tottenham.
The governing body says an independent regulatory commission had ordered the Old Trafford boss to pay nearly $23,000 for his post-match comments about assistant referee Simon Beck on January 20.
He made the comments in the immediate aftermath of the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane and was angry that United were not given a penalty for a foul on Wayne Rooney midway through the second half.
Spurs went on to snatch a late equaliser.
Ferguson denied the charge and claimed that United had "history" with Beck following the official's failure to rule that a Didier Drogba goal for Chelsea against United at Old Trafford in 2010 was offside in a match that proved pivotal in that season's title race.