Sports: Manchester United hit with fine by UEFA after late kick off during Champions League clash with Valencia

Manchester United have been fined €15,000 (£13,200) by UEFA for their late kick off in the Champions League game against Valencia earlier this month.

Boss Jose Mourinho will have to take some of the blame after slamming Greater Manchester Police for allegedly failing to provide an escort to the stadium, although this was later denied.

Mourinho slammed Greater Manchester Police for failing to provide an escort

The United coach has been warned over his part in the incident by UEFA, who have also fined the club a total of 15,000 euros (£13,200) for the late arrival of the team bus and the late kick-off on October 2.

Mourinho initially blamed his team’s late arrival on Greater Manchester Police for allegedly failing to provide an escort to the stadium, a charge the force denied.

Mourinho, whose team were travelling less than three minutes from the Lowry hotel, had said: “We left the hotel at six o’clock, hoping that 30 minutes would be enough, which normally it is but this time the police refused to do an escort so we came by ourselves.

“We took from the Lowry Hotel, 75 minutes and UEFA were nice, the referee was nice to allow us to start the game five minutes later because we at least need half an hour to be prepared, but it was not a problem with the club organisation.https://shaddyvibez.com/manchester-united-hit-with-fine-by-uefa-after-late-kick-off-during-champions-league-clash-with-valencia/

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