The Mail reports:
“The Manchester United manager was given until 4pm on Monday to tell the FA whether he wished to contest a charge levelled at him last Friday for comments about referee Howard Webb before the recent title decider against Chelsea.
“His silence will be seen as an admission of guilt, with a fine or warning imposed rather than a ban.
“Ferguson became the first manager to be charged by the FA for comments made about a referee in the run-up to a Barclays Premier League game.”
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti made similar comments about Webb before the title decider at Old Trafford but hasn’t been charged because he doesn’t manage Manchester United.