Alex Ferguson Charged By English FA

Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged by the FA for criticising the performance of assistant referee Simon Beck following Manchester United's 1-1 draw against Tottenham. An FA statement reads: "The FA has today [Tuesday 29 January] charged Sir Alex Ferguson in relation to post-match media comments made following Manchester Unitedís game at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 20 January 2013. "It is alleged the Manchester United manager breached FA Rule E3 in that he implied that the match official was motivated by bias. "Ferguson has until 4pm on Friday 1 February 2013 to respond to the charge."