Ref Delay Plays Into Duo's Hands

Ref Delay Plays Into Duo's Hands - Yahoo! Sport UK

An update on an earlier story...

Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes will be free to face Fulham on August 20, even though they still remain unsure whether they will have to serve suspensions for their recent red cards in Amsterdam.

The pair were sent off during United's win over Porto on Friday night, yet four days on the Football Association are still waiting to hear whether the dismissals were reported to the Dutch FA.

...as no punishment can be imposed until 14 days after the FA receive the referee's report, both Rooney and Scholes are free to face Fulham in United's Premiership opener and, in all probability, Charlton four days later.