Sport Man United slapped with £6,000 fine by UEFA after five bookings
Pep Guardiola opens war of words with UEFA for 'killing the players'
In a season that is being played in a condensed period due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, City are still active in four competitions and face an extremely busy conclusion to the campaign. Guardiola has frequently rotated his side, but some players have featured prominently, with Rodri, for instance, having already made 42 appearances this season.
Manchester United have been fined £6,000 by UEFA for 'improper conduct' after five players collected yellow cards in last week's win over Granada.
Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and Nemanja Matic were all cautioned by Portuguese referee Artur Dias in United's 2-0 win in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final.
It means Shaw, Maguire and McTominay are suspended for the return leg at Old Trafford on Thursday evening, while Pogba is now one booking away from a one-game suspension in Europe.
Dias was criticised for his performance because Granada committed 14 fouls to United's 12 but only received two yellow cards.
UEFA issue warning to officials over asking players for autographs
UEFA's chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti wrote to refereeing teams after the incident in the tunnel at the Etihad on Tuesday night was caught on camera.UEFA's chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti wrote to refereeing teams after the incident in the tunnel at the Etihad on Tuesday night was caught on camera as the players left the field following Dortmund's 2-1 loss.
And United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: 'Losing three players is not a good position to be in. I don't know we deserved those five yellow cards or however many we got, but that happened.'
United have 90 days to pay the fine, which was handed down by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body on Wednesday.
Solskjaer's side are in a strong position after Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes scoring during last Thursday's first leg at the Estadio de Los Carmenes.
They followed that result up with Sunday's 3-1 Premier League win at Tottenham Hotspur and are strong favourites to advance to a semi-final with either Ajax or Roma.
Roma won 2-1 in Amsterdam last week to gain the advantage in that quarter-final tie.
International: "Games are too long": Nearest Radical Stick by Perez .
Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez has defended the founding of the Super League with a busy words: The Champions League is not attractive in its current form, fans would games against small clubs reject. The premises from the premier class would not save the big clubs in front of the ruin. Consequences for the twelve renounced clubs and their players do not fear. He also has radical idea to make football more attractive.