...the FA expect to be formally notified of the decisions on Monday, triggering automatic charges of violent conduct against both men, which, if proved, would lead to three-match suspensions.Something to keep an eye on as the season opener approaches.
However, there is still a strong possibility Rooney in particular could escape a ban as United are almost certain to lodge an appeal for wrongful dismissal in both cases.
I also thought that this was also interesting:
Such a scenario would be a blow to Ferguson as he has already indicated Scholes would partner £16.8million new-boy Michael Carrick against Fulham.Is that pairing too lightweight? Can or will Carrick convert into more of a pure ball-winner? Does he have to?
Assume Giggs and Ronaldo on the wings and Rooney up top (barring being barred, of course). 4 across the back, Neville, Rio, Hienze(?), and Brown(?), and EvdS. That leaves one spot... for Saha? Or does SAF play Rooney as a lone forward and bring in O'Shea to shore up the middle?