Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after a dispute with referee Mike Dean.
The charge comes after Ferguson confronted Dean following United’s 4-3 victory over of Hull at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ferguson marched on to the field immediately after the match to complain to the official.
The Scot has been given until 19 November to respond.
Ferguson was thought to be upset that Dean, having already booked Michael Turner, did not issue a second yellow card when the Hull defender brought down Michael Carrick in the second half.
“It should have been at least a yellow card, in which case the player would have been sent off,” Ferguson said after the match. “It made a difference.”
An FA statement said: “Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged with improper conduct in relation to his behaviour towards referee Mike Dean following the match against Hull City on 1st November.”
Last season Ferguson served a two-match touchline ban and was fined £5,000 for a finger-pointing rant at referee Mark Clattenburg during a defeat at Bolton after Patrice Evra came under a heavy challenge from Kevin Davies.
That same campaign also saw Ferguson brand referee Martin Atkinson a “disgrace” after eventual winners Portsmouth knocked United out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 quarter-final victory at Old Trafford in March.