7 Mar 2013

UEFA starts disciplinary proceedings against United

10:11 am on 7 March 2013

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United after they failed to fulfil their media obligations in the wake of their Champions League last-16 defeat by Real Madrid.

United manager Alex Ferguson did not do post-match interviews or appear for his news conference after the match.

His assistant Mike Phelan said Ferguson was too distraught at the decision to send off United winger Nani for a high-footed collision with Real defender Alvaro Arbeloa.

UEFA also said it had opened routine proceedings against Nani, who was sent off in the 56th minute.