Manchester United charged for late arrival to Valencia match

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United after the club's late arrival for a Champions League game.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho   -  Getty Images

Manchester United has been charged by UEFA after the team's late arrival to play Valencia in the Champions League led to a delayed kick-off.

Tuesday's Group H clash kicked off five minutes late at Old Trafford as the United team coach got stuck in traffic in Manchester.

Speaking after his team's 0-0 draw, United manager Jose Mourinho blamed the lack of a police escort on his team being late.

"We left the hotel at 6pm hoping that 30 minutes would be enough. It usually is," Mourinho told reporters. 

"But this time the police refused to do an escort, so we came by ourselves."

Valencia has also been charged by UEFA after its supporters set of fireworks during Tuesday's match.

Additionally, the LaLiga side faces a charge over a kit infringement as a manufacturer logo could be seen on neck-warmers worn by Valencia substitutes.

UEFA confirmed the cases will be handled by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on October 18.

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