What a cheek fining you guys for fielding a 'weakened' team.
I thought the point of a squad is you have a number of players to pick from... who is to say it is weakened anyway?
You only lost 3-0 if memory serves me correctly and other teams have done far worse against united fielding their strongest team!
McCarthy did what he thought was best, he probably knew you were going to get nothing from the game regardless of who he fielded and wanted to keep his best players fresh for the next game which he thought he could get something from.
To me that was good management as they won that that game. Wolves are down there scrapping for their lives and if it means he has to do that again then fair play to him. If you survive by a point or 2 then it will have been the best bit of management of the season.
The FA should stay out of the team selection policies. If it is a case of always playing your strongest team then how is anyone ever going to break into a team? Who cares if it is 1 player dropped or 11, that is what the squad is for.
I don't see the FA fining United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool for fielding weakened teams in the Carling Cup or even the FA Cup.
Stinks of one rule for the big 4 and one rule for the rest!