United’s difficulty with the FA is hopefully set to be eased somewhat with news that the Reds have invited English football’s governing body to Carrington for a disciplinary workshop.
The Telegraph notes:
Manchester United have taken steps to ease their fractious relationship with the Football Association by inviting the governing body to hold a disciplinary Q&A session with Sir Alex Ferguson’s players at the club’s Carrington training ground.
Having received disciplinary briefings from the FA, PFA and referees’ groups in recent seasons, and with senior figures at Old Trafford keen to avoid another campaign with the club at loggerheads with the FA, United accepted the FA’s offer of a disciplinary workshop for all playing staff by allowing members of the On-Field Regulation department to discuss the disciplinary guidelines with Ferguson’s squad last week.
While it’s hard to see a Q&A session at Carrington suddenly making United and the FA new compadres it may go a long way to easing some of the tension that has developed between Britain’s biggest club and English football’s ruling body.