Ferguson charged by FA

Sir Alex Ferguson is facing a touchline ban after being charged by the FA with regard to comments made about assistant referee Simon Beck.

The incident came after United’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford ten days ago.

The Red Devil’s manager has until 4pm on Friday to respond to the charges, though if found guilty he is likely to be handed a suspension due to his previous record.
Ferguson was disciplined in 2009 after he suggested official Alan Wiley was unfit to referee
, whilst in 2011 he was given a five match ban for questioning Mark Atkinson’s integrity after United’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Elsewhere, with less than 48 hours of the transfer window remaining the club look set to make a final offer for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, with PSV’s Kevin Strootman being touted as another possibility.

CSKA Moscow midfielder Pavel Mamaev has told the Metro that only a failure to secure a work permit cost him a move to Old Trafford in the summer.

Finally, United could regain their seven point advantage at the top of the Premier League with victory over Southampton this evening, as rivals Manchester City were held to a goalless draw by bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers.