Manchester United played against Real Madrid at Old Trafford last night, and the 2-1 victory to the Spaniards was marked by controversy. Luis Nani received a red card at Old Trafford, after what seemed like nothing very serious.
However, the UEFA authorities have backed the referee for his decision.
“We have no problem with him,” UEFA have been quoted, “There are no issues for us regarding the sending off and we will wait for the official reports of the match delegate and the referee’s observer, as is procedure. If they raise concerns then we will act.”
Also, United’s Luis Nani will face a one-match ban when his side plays the next European match. United can appeal for it, but they will have to wait till UEFA’s disciplinary panel meets.
Shockingly, former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, supported the referee by saying, “The referee has made the right call. It’s dangerous play, it’s a red card. He knows there are other footballers on the pitch.”