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Man Utd hit by fine over Spurs bookings

Manchester United have incurred an automatic £25,000 fine from the Football Association after seven of their players were booked during the 1-1 draw at Tottenham.

The fine is imposed any time a team picks up six or more yellow cards in a match, but United will not face any disciplinary action after a number of players remonstrated with the assistant referee after Tottenham's goal.

Should six or more of their players be booked again in a single match this season then United would face a £50,000 fine.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has defended his actions after he and several team-mates confronted the linesman claiming Jermaine Jenas had handled in the build-up to Dimitar Berbatov's goal.

Ferdinand told the Manchester Evening News: "I thought they were fortunate with their goal. It was handball and how the linesman didn't see it I will never know.

"I was behind it and I could see it and I don't know how the linesman didn't. That's why I was remonstrating with him.

"I thought he handled it. Owen [Hargreaves ]would have cleaned up if he hadn't hit the ball with his hand and then it led to the cross and the goal."

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