Paul Scholes charged over alleged betting breaches

Paul Scholes has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the Football Association

Paul Scholes has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the Football Association

The English FA has this afternoon charged ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes with misconduct after it was revealed the former England worldwide placed 140 bets on football matches between dates in 2015 and 2019.

He recently left his role as manager of League Two outfit Oldham Athletic after only 31 days in charge.

Paul Scholes has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the Football Association charge.

The FA stated on Tuesday the bets were placed between August 17, 2015 and January 12, 2019 - prior to Scholes' appointment at Oldham.

Scholes, who made 66 worldwide appearances for England, previously wrote a column for betting company Paddy Power.

Scholes made 720 appearances for Manchester United, coming out of retirement in 2012 to rejoin the ranks at Old Trafford in Sir Alex Ferguson's penultimate season.

He and fellow former United legends Gary Neville and brother Phil, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt took over as owners of Salford City in 2014.

He was appointed manager of Oldham in January of this year, his first full-time managerial position.

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