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Ferguson fined, Nani suspended

LONDON, Reuters, March 23, 2013 22:43 IST
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been fined 10,000 euros (8,500 pounds) and their Portuguese winger Nani suspended for one match by UEFA following their Champions League exit to Real Madrid earlier this month.

Ferguson failed to speak to the media after the last-16 second-leg in which Nani was given a controversial red card as United lost 2-1 at Old Trafford to go out of the competition 3-2 on aggregate.

In a statement issued on Friday, UEFA 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 match on 5 March. Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined 10,000 euros for non-fulfilment of the post-match media obligations at the same match.”

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