Hackett: Wolves may be set for FA charge as controversial Neves footage emerges
Wolves could be hit with an FA charge for failing to control their players in their 1-0 loss to Man United, according to Keith Hackett.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-FIFA and Premier League referee insisted the FA have a duty to protect officials as Wolves fumed over United’s controversial goal.
The Molineux outfit felt Ruben Neves was fouled by Paul Pogba in the build up to Mason Greenwood’s strike.
Pogba and Neves went for a loose ball but Neves clearly won it before Pogba clearly caught his opponent with his studs up.
Mike Dean was perfectly placed to judge the altercation but deemed it to be fair.
VAR did not intervene as it was not seen as a clear and obvious error and the goal was allowed to stand.
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Neves was caught on Sky Sports cameras after the game still remonstrating with Dean.
The result means Man United have now set a new Premier League record of 28 games unbeaten away from home.
Meanwhile, Wolves continued their run of 1-0 losses and are still goalless in the league under Bruno Lage.
And Hackett has claimed it could be set to go from bad to worse for the Midlands club.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “When players, like the did, surround the referee, now I await the action of the Football Association.
“They have a responsibility to protect referees in scenarios like this.
“In a sense the club, despite the fact the referee made an error, should be charged for failing to control their players.”
As quoted by Birmingham Live, Lage questioned after the game why Man United did not kick the ball out of play with Neves down.
Wolves defender Nelson Semedo kicked the ball out when Bruno Fernandes was injured in the first half.