Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined £8,500 by UEFA after not talking to the media after Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson were left furious with the performance of Turkish referee Cunyet Cakir and the decision to send off Luis Nani for his foul on Arvelo Arbeloa.
UEFA have fined Sir Alex and also backed Cakir too by upholding an automatic one-match suspension for Nani, which will rule him out of his club’s first game of next season in the Champions League.
The disciplinary panel decided there were no exceptional circumstances which warranted an increase in his suspension.
The UEFA statement said:
“Manchester United FC midfield player Nani has been suspended for one match by UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body, following the red card he received at the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid CF at Old Trafford on 5 March,”
“Manchester United head coach Alex Ferguson has been fined €10,000 for non-fulfilment of the post-match media obligations at the same match.”