Jonny Evans could be in big trouble, with reports of a 6 match ban following an incident in United’s game with Newcastle last night.
The Northern Ireland defender clashed with Pappis Cisse and appeared to spit at the striker, prompting the striker to spit back at him.
Although nothing was done during the game there have been calls for the pair to be banned retrospectively with figures like 6 matches being thrown about.
Almost everyone related to United has stated that Evans isn’t the type of person to spit at an opponent and he himself has said in a statement to Manchester United’s official website:
“Having woken up this morning I am shocked to have seen the media coverage from last night’s match. I would like to make it clear that I did not spit at Papiss Cisse.
“I was totally unaware of any spitting incident and had assumed that the issue at the time was with the challenge and his attempted retaliation to the tackle from the floor. During the game Papiss Cisse and I spoke about the incident and it is clear by my reaction in the television footage that I was totally surprised by any suggestion of spitting.
“It is not in my character or in my nature to spit at anybody nor is it something I have ever done or would ever do. It is certainly not something that I did last night.”
It remains to be seen what action the FA will take against the 27 year old.