Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after breaking strict betting rules.
Scholes, 44, has become the latest high profile star to fall foul of FA rules on gambling on football.
He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.
Scholes is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches over a four-year period, between August 2015 and January 2019, during the time he was a co-owner of Salford City.
The FA has strict rules preventing players, managers, agents and anyone involved in the game on gambling on football.
It is believed that Scholes’ offence is more likely to result in a fine and warning rather than lengthy suspension.
Paul Scholes recently left his role as manager of League Two strugglers Oldham Athletic.
Oldham were sitting at the bottom of League Two when the Manchester United legend took over in February before overseeing seven games, which he won one, drew three and lost the remaining three games.