Manchester United hit with UEFA charge over pitch invasions

UEFA has acted after fans ran onto the pitch during and after Manchester United's Champions League tie with Juventus on Tuesday.

Published : Oct 24, 2018 22:43 IST

Pitch invader and Cristiano Ronaldo
Pitch invader and Cristiano Ronaldo

Pitch invader and Cristiano Ronaldo

UEFA has charged Manchester United after fans ran onto the Old Trafford pitch both during and after its Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday.

However, Jose Mourinho's side has avoided being punished again for turning up late to a second successive European tie.

UEFA has acted after one supporter ran across the field of play in the first half of the Group H encounter, while two more approached former United forward Cristiano Ronaldo after the final whistle.

The Portuguese forward appeared to take a selfie with one individual before the intruder was led away by security.

The case will be dealt with by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 22.

The good news for United is it has not been charged for their tardiness for the second time this season.

Heavy traffic around Old Trafford meant the English club's team bus was delayed in reaching the ground, though manager Jose Mourinho arrived on time after opting to walk to the stadium.

United also arrived late for its home game with Valencia in the same competition three weeks earlier and was fined €5,000 by UEFA, plus a further €10,000 after the game kicked off later than scheduled.

There was only a slight delay to kick-off for the fixture with Juve, though, and United has avoided any sanctions on this occasion.

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