Footage shows Ronaldo appearing to smash a fan’s mobile phone on the floor after United’s 1-0 defeat on Everton on April 9 for which the Portuguese was warned by Merseyside Police.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with violating… FA Rule E3 for an incident that occurred after Manchester United FC‘s Eredivisie game against Everton on Saturday, April 9, 2022,” said an FA spokesman.
“It is alleged that the attacker’s behavior after the final whistle was inappropriate and/or violent.”
After the incident, which took place as Ronaldo was on his way to the tunnel, the 37-year-old apologized on social media for his “outburst” and invited the supporter to watch a match at Old Trafford “as a sign of honesty.” play and sportsmanship”.
If found guilty of the charges, Ronaldo could be banned from upcoming Premier League games.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has only started in the league under Erik ten Hag this season after failing to force a transfer from Old Trafford during the transfer window.
In a statement, United said: “We take note of the FA’s announcement regarding Cristiano Ronaldo.
“We will support the player in response to the charges.”