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UEFA set to punish Man United after the team's late arrival against Valencia

UEFA set to punish Man United after the team's late arrival against Valencia

- Spanish League side Valencia forced Man United to a goalless draw in their UCL encounter

- United arrived at Old Trafford just 45 minutes before the game started

- The case will be heard by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body

The Red Devils were forced to a goalless draw by visiting Spanish League side Valencia in their Champions League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday, October 2, but despite four win-less matches in a row, it seems not the biggest trouble for the team now.

According to ESPN, UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against United for late team arrival and the late kick-off.

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Manchester United arrived at Old Trafford just 45 minutes before the game started. Mourinho explained afterwards that there were traffic problems on the route from their meeting point at the Lowry Hotel to the stadium, and it caused the delay.

He also pointed the finger at police for not providing an escort.In the end UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against United for both late team arrival and the late kick-off.

The case will be heard by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Thursday, October 18.

In the day after the match GMP (Greater Manchester Police) issued a statement insisting Man United knew all of the rules and definitely were given "adequate time" to plan the ride.

UEFA wants to punish Man Utd because of late team arrival

UEFA wants to punish Man Utd because of late team arrival
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'GMP has previously used police vehicles to accompany a team's coach but after a review of our core policing responsibilities, it was decided that we would no longer provide this service at every fixture. We consulted with the relevant football clubs over a period of months to allow them adequate time to plan ahead for their journeys to the stadium,' said Chief Inspector Andy Sutcliffe.

'Every fixture is assessed individually and we will continue to work with all clubs to provide an appropriate policing response.'

As sources have told media, the departure time from the Lowry Hotel was Mourinho's decision and it was the same for every Champions League home fixture. He likes to arrive as late as possible to games to avoid players becoming restless in the dressing room.

Earlier Legit.ng reported that Mourinho is among 3 coaches that can be fired after Champions League defeats.

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Source: Legit.ng

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