United appeal after ref booked wrong twin

Manchester United have submitted a claim of mistaken identity to the Football Association after Fabio da Silva was booked by referee Chris Foy against Barnsley in the Carling Cup.

Manchester United have submitted a claim of mistaken identity to the Football Association after Fabio da Silva was booked by referee Chris Foy against Barnsley in the Carling Cup.

Instead the offender – for a challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce – was his twin brother Rafael.

The FA confirmed they have been approached by United and the submission will be heard on Tuesday by a regulatory commission.

The Brazilian twins helped United secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to a 2-0 victory.

However the holders finished the game with 10 men after Foy sent off Gary Neville for clattering into Adam Hammill.

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