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UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Man United

Nani was sent off in the 56th minute. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United over Nani's red card and the non-fulfilment of post-match media obligations at last night's Champions League match with Real Madrid, the European governing body has confirmed.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson reacted angrily after Nani was sent off for a high challenge on Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa in the 56th minute of the match, which United were leading 1-0 at the time.

But with the man advantage, Madrid came back to win 2-1 on the night, 3-2 on aggregate.

Ferguson did not appear for interviews after the match, with his assistant Mike Phelan attending the post-match press conference and saying the manager was too "distraught" to speak, while the players did not stop to talk in the mixed zone.

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