Edison Cavani could be handed a three-match ban after he was charged for his 'negrito' comments on social media.
The Uruguayan responded to a fan on Twitter after coming on as a substitute and scoring the winner for Man United in last month's win against Southampton at St, Mary's.
However the Uruguayan will be available for the entire Christmas fixture list but the English FA has begun a probe on Cavani's comment which was immediately deleted.
But the former Paris Saint-Germain striker has insisted that he did not intend to racially abuse anyone, that the slang is a regular phrase in South America.
The FA released a statement and said:
“The Man United striker has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on Thursday 29 November 2020.
“It is alleged that, contrary to FA Rule E3.1, a comment posted on the Manchester United FC player’s Instagram page was insulting and/or abusive and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
“It is further alleged that the comment constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin.
If found guilty, the 33-year-old will be handed a three-match ban for an “aggravated breach” of social media regulations.
Cavani might miss United's FA Cup clash with Watford and back-to-back Premier League away fixtures to Liverpool and Fulham.