27 Jan 2010

Man United's Rio Ferdinand charged over Hull clash

6:07 am on 27 January 2010

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged with violent conduct following an incident during their weekend Premier League football match against Hull City.

The England international was involved in a clash with Hull striker Craig Fagan during the second half of United's 4-0 win.

Ferdinand can either plead guilty and accept a three-match suspension or challenge the decision with the risk of a harsher punishment.

It was Ferdinand's first match back after a long-term injury which had kept him out of the side since October.