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Scholes charged with betting offences

Scholes charged with betting offences

16/04/2019 at 15:16Updated 16/04/2019 at 17:29

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly placing bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019.

The former midfielder, who ended his playing career in 2013 after being tempted out retirement in 2011, allegedly placed 140 bets and has been charged with misconduct by the FA.

Scholes, who won 66 caps for England between 1997 and 2004, has been a shareholder at non-league side Salford City, along with former United team-mates Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville, since 2014.

The 44-year-old had a brief spell in charge of Oldham Athletic between February and March 2019 but resigned as Salford director to take the role at Boundary Park, while retaining his shares. His time managing the League Two side came to an end after just seven matches, which brought one victory.

Scholes has until April 26 to respond to the charges.

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