Paul Scholes betting misconduct sees the former Man United legend charged by the Football Association.
Paul Scholes betting misconduct: financial penalties and a possible ban?
It has been alleged that Scholes has placed 140 bets on football matches with online sportsbooks in UK over a 4-year period, beginning in 2015 and ending sometime around January this year. During this time he was co-owner of Salford City, which currently plays in the National League.
“The rule of thumb is that if you work in football you cannot bet on football,”said an FA spokesperson, in regards to the Paul Scholes betting misconduct. “It doesn’t matter if it is a bet on a different club or a different country. If you are a participant in football, all bets are off.”
There is no evidence to suggest that Scholes was placing bets on the outcome of matches that Salford City was involved in, while it is also understood that no bets were placed by the former Man United man during his brief spell as Oldham Athletic manager.
The FA released a statement addressing the issue concerning the Paul Scholes betting misconduct and betting by people involved in the sport in general.
“It was alleged that his language and/or behaviour towards the UK Anti-Doping officials, who were visiting West Ham United’s training ground on 6 February 2019, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper. The player has been given a one-match suspension, which is not currently active whilst he considers his right of appeal, and fined £30,000.”
Bet on Man United
With there being only 5 more games remaining in the Premier League for Man United, the boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces increasing pressure to make progress up the table before the window closes.
Currently, the Old Trafford side have 64 points which grants them 6th position on the table – a spot that entitles them to Europa League qualification, while a 5th position would ensure direct qualification to the competition.
However, Chelsea are in that spot, but they’ve played a game more than Man United, so the upcoming round could prove decisive for them. Solskjaer’s boys take on Everton this weekend, but the real test comes during midweek after that, as they play defending champions Man City at Old Trafford.
(21 April) Everton v Manchester United – H 21/10 (3.10) D 5/2 (3.50) A 6/5 (2.20)
(24 April) Manchester United v Manchester City – H 5/1 (6.00) D 10/3 (4.33) A 1/2 (1.50)
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Paul Scholes betting misconduct doesn’t affect his Man United legacy
Throughout his playing career that spanned a remarkable two decades, Scholes has only ever played for one club, Manchester United. This is a huge contrast to the majority of other players in the game that regularly sign for one club and before you know it they are off to another side where they once again pledge their ‘everlasting’ loyalty.
In total, the midfielder has made a whopping 718 appearances for the Old Trafford side across all competitions, scoring 155 goals in the process.
After winning everything at club level with Man United, which included 10 Premier League titles and 2 Champions League triumphs among lots of other accolades, Scholes decided to retire from the sport in May 2011, per providers of internet betting in UK.
But just 7 months later, the talismanic playmaker came out of retirement after the Red Devils were going through an injury crisis. He made 21 appearances through the 2011/12 campaign as Man United finished behind their cross town rivals Man City, due to goal difference.
Despite receiving irregular playing time (due to his increasing age) as the time, he decided to stay on for yet another season with his beloved club to seal his 11th and final Premier League title in 2012/13, to finish off his career in style.