Nani's sending off undoubtedly changed the pattern of last night's game but if you look at the incident, the referee got the decision just about right - whether you think there was intent there or not, it was dangerous.
Manchester United do not agree and they can now complain to UEFA but I think that would be pretty futile, apart from making themselves feel a little bit better.
UEFA said today that they were quite pleased with the referee and did not have a problem with his performance last night.
Ironically though, United who will feel hard done-by themselves, may face sanctions. Firstly because of how Rio Ferdinand behaved at the end of the game - he sarcastically applauded in the referee's face and we do not yet know if it will be in the official's match report.
Secondly, UEFA have actually opened disciplinary proceedings against Sir Alex Ferguson today who was clearly incensed by the sending off and did not do the media interviews he was contracted to do at the end of the game.
Manchester United could face sanctions from European football's governing body after manager Sir Alex Ferguson failed to give any post-match media interviews following his side's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid last night.
UEFA said it had "opened disciplinary proceedings", citing regulations that require all clubs to offer "their manager and one player" for interview after the match.
A second charge against the Red Devils related to the red card given to winger Nani, UEFA said.
UEFA says it 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.
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir caused controversy last night night when he sent off Manchester United winger Nani in the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
Cakir has officiated games involving British teams before and history shows Nani is not the first player he has dismissed.
Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville said he'd never seen a crowd so "open mouthed and in shock" as after the sending off of Nani during last night's Champions League tie:
Morning all. Been going to OT since age of 5 and I've never seen the whole ground as in disbelief as they were last night at a decision!From @GNev2 on Twitter:
Nani is a player who regularly tries to control a pass like this over his shoulder and its never a red card! Changed the whole game!Poor refFrom @GNev2 on Twitter:
The crowd actually weren't angry / weren't shouting they were just open mouthed and in shock!From @GNev2 on Twitter:
Jose Mourinho told ITV "the best team lost" and that his side "didn't deserve to win" after Real Madrid knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League.
Real Madrid have knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League after winning 2-1 at Old Trafford tonight.
The Spanish champions won 3-2 on aggregate after a first leg draw at the Bernabeu.