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Marcos Rojo could face FA action for Hazard stamp

Marcos Rojo could be facing disciplinary action after the defeat to Chelsea Credit: PA

Marcos Rojo is sweating on potential Football Association action after the Manchester United defender appeared to stamp on Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

Monday's tense FA Cup quarter-final ended with Antonio Conte's Blues triumphing 1-0, with Jose Mourinho's latest Stamford Bridge return being thrown off kilter by Ander Herrera's first-half dismissal.

Argentina international Rojo appeared to stamp on Hazard's chest during a second-half flare-up that could result in a retrospective sanction.

The FA is awaiting the referee's report to find out whether Michael Oliver and his officials saw the incident, with the case going to the review panel that decides on unseen incidents if they did not.

Comprised of three ex-referees that do not confer or consult, they come back one-by-one with their decision with a unanimous view required for action to be taken.

It could lead Rojo to be hit with a three-match ban for violent conduct - a further blow to United with top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic serving the same suspension following retrospective action last week.

Alan Shearer believes the incident was serious enough to have warranted a straight red, with Rojo perhaps reacting after an ongoing battle with Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

They were having a right go at each the whole of the second half, Rojo and Costa. They were trying to wind each other up.

There are lots of parts of Costa's game that I'm a big fan of, but I really don't like that side of it where he's trying to get players sent off.

And that is a stamp (by Rojo). It wouldn't surprise me at all. He should have been sent off for that.

– Alan Shearer


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