UEFA to investigate both United and Marseille fans



UEFA has announced it will open disciplinary cases against both Manchester United and Marseille fans following last night’s Champions League match between the clubs.

The 0-0 draw at the Stade Velodrome was enough to put most fans to sleep, but both fans managed to cause trouble.

United will be investigated for their fans lighting flares during the game, which is in conflict with Champions League rules, but common in just about every European ground.

The Marseille fans will also be investigated for using green lasers, which were pointed at Nani, Darren Fletcher and Patrice Evra.

French side Lyon were fined 3,200 Euros in 2008 for a smiliar incident, after their fans targeted Cristiano Ronaldo during a game in France. Uefa on that occasion called it an ‘incident of unsporting nature.’

Nani didn’t seem overly bothered by the lasers, and was more concerned that his team hadn’t scored an away goal.

“We need to make sure we are positive and strong from the start in the next game and do our best to try and score an early goal,” said Nani.

“Our performance last night wasn’t the best. We worked hard but sometimes things don’t turn out how you’d hope.

“We have another opportunity to get the job done in the next game and with our supporters behind us we know we have a fantastic chance.

“We have some massive games coming up. The next few weeks are going to be very important for us.

“We are focused on winning every game because we know the results in the next few matches could prove decisive.”

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