Former Manchester United and England footballer Paul Scholes has been charged by the English Football Association (The FA) for allegedly breaching its betting rules.

Scholes has been charged with misconduct based on allegations that he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January of this year, although no further details have been provided. Scholes has until 26 April to respond to the charge.

Scholes won 66 caps with England and 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United. He retired from playing football in 2013 and spent a month in charge of Oldham Athletic earlier this year before resigning in March. He is also a co-owner in National League club Salford City.

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge was charged by The FA for breaching betting rules last November.

That investigation is ongoing, with an independent commission hearing taking place earlier this month. A final ruling is expected by the end of the month.

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