Manchester United latest news: UEFA summons Red Devils for disciplinary hearing
Latest news from UEFA implies that Manchester United FC will be facing disciplinary proceedings over the absence of Sir Alex Ferguson at the post-match press conference and the much talked event of the red card. Champions League rules obligate the manager of the team to attend the post-match press conference.
UEFA also stated that it had no problems with the performance of Turkish referee, Cuneyt Cakir, who sent off Nani during Man U’s match against Real Madrid. The Red Devils were leading 1-0, but the Spanish side scored two goals after the Portuguese player was shown the red card for posing a high challenge for Arbeola.
Sir Alex refused to show at the post-match press conference and sent assistant manger, Mike Phelan to answer the questions by the media. Mike stated that the manager of Manchester United FC was distraught after the loss against Real Madrid. UEFA has not made any statements regarding Rio Ferdinand’s sarcastic applause for Cakir.
Informing about the disciplinary proceedings, a statement from UEFA read, “UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United FC for the red card of Nani and post-match media obligations not fulfilled under III 2.6 and 2.7 of the competition regulations. The case will be dealt with by the UEFA control and disciplinary body on Thursday 21 March.”
There have been many opinions about the red card incident from former players and the debate is still on for deciding whether the referee was correct or not. Manchester United FC face Chelsea FC in an FA Cup tie on Sunday. Do you think the loss against Real will affect Man U’s performance against the Blues?