Manchester United latest: Including Moyes charged & strike pair ruled out

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged by the FA with misconduct for his comments regarding decisions made by referee Andre Mariner in United’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg this week.

Moyes had suggested the referee made unfair decisions and claimed United were having to play officials as well as the opposition.

Moyes has until 6pm next Wednesday to respond to the charge.

Manchester United take on Swansea this Saturday evening in the Premier League hoping to redeem themselves back from three defeats in succession.

In team news, both strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will miss United’s clash with Swansea this weekend.

The England number 10 is still suffering from a groin problem whilst the Dutch ace continues to recover from a thigh injury.

"Robin's going to be a little while," said Moyes. “We'll do everything we can to get him back."

The boss is hoping Rooney will be back for the Red Devils’ trip to Chelsea next weekend.

Wayne Rooney has been sent on a ‘warm weather’ training break with his family in order to help his recovery from his groin strain.

In transfer news, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan continues to be linked with a move to United this month.

The Mirror reports that captain Nemanja Vidic is ‘set to leave’ this summer for Spain after his agent stated this week the skipper would not be extending his contract with United.

In other news, BBC pundit Robbie Savage believes 'twelve' United players need to go in order for the new boss to rebuild the squad.

Finally, the club have announced Aperol Spritz as its official spirits partner, adding to the club’s commercial portfolio.

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