Paul Scholes: Former Manchester United midfielder charged by FA over alleged breach of betting rules
Paul Scholes has been hit with a misconduct charge by the Football Association in relation to alleged breaches of its betting rules, the governing body has announced.
The former Manchester United midfielder allegedly placed 140 bets on football matches over a four-year period, between August 2015 and January 2019.
“Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules,” the FA statement read.
“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 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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