BREAKING: Man Utd legend Paul Scholes slapped with £8k betting fine

The iconic retired midfielder said he had made a “genuine mistake”.

The ex-England international said: “I accept last week’s ruling. I would like to apologise and I understand and fully accept the fine imposed by the FA.

“It was a genuine mistake and was not done with any deliberate intention to flout the rules.

“I wrongly believed that as long as there was no personal connection between me and any of the matches that I bet upon then there would be no issue.

“However, I understand now that this is not the case and I should have taken steps to verify this at the time.”

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