Manchester United charged over bottles thrown towards Di Maria

Angel Di Maria had bottles thrown towards him by Manchester United supporters on Tuesday, landing the club a UEFA charge.

PSG star Angel Di Maria   -  Getty Images

Manchester United has been charged by UEFA after a section of its supporters threw objects towards Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria in Tuesday's Champions League clash at Old Trafford.

Former United player Di Maria was jeered by the home supporters right from the start of the match, having endured an underwhelming spell at the club in the 2014-15 season.

REPORT | Man United 0 PSG 2

It was his first return to Old Trafford since leaving for PSG in 2015 and he went on to have a major impact, setting up both PSG goals as it ran out comfortable 2-0 winner.

Prior to the goals, Di Maria was waiting to take a corner in the first half and several bottles were thrown in his direction – the Argentine reacting by picking one up and pretending to drink from it.

The behaviour of PSG supporters is also under scrutiny, as the French champion has been charged for the setting off of fireworks, throwing objects, a crowd disturbance and acts of damages.

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The latter charge is reportedly in reference to damage to seats in the Old Trafford away section, with claims in the Manchester media that 800 chairs were ruined.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on February 28.

However, Di Maria appears to have escaped disciplinary action for allegedly shouting expletives at United fans during PSG's celebrations for its first goal.

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