Manchester United follow Newcastle United in ‘breaching’ UEFA Champions League regulations

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Manchester United may have breached the same UEFA regulation as Newcastle United.

Manchester United appear to have breached UEFA regulations - just days after Newcastle United did.

Erik ten Hag was scheduled to speak to the media at 7:45pm on Tuesday ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash away to Bayern Munich. However, the Red Devils boss didn’t appear until 8:12pm.

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Article 73 of the UEFA regulations states “press conferences must start between 12pm and 8pm local time. Exceptions to these timings must be agreed in advance with UEFA.”

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and goalkeeper Andre Onana.  (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and goalkeeper Andre Onana.  (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and goalkeeper Andre Onana. (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Although 12 minutes isn’t exactly a major delay, it’s possible Man United could get a warning from UEFA.

Indeed, a similar scenario occurred prior to Newcastle United’s goalless draw with AC Milan.

Eddie Howe and Sandro Tonali were due to speak to the media at 7pm local time on Monday but the press conference didn’t get underway until around 9pm after the team’s flight was delayed because of the weather.

It’s understood Newcast;e were let off with a warning.

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Speaking about the situation, Howe said: “I believe it was a weather problem, so we were delayed taking off. We were sat on the runway for quite some time. It was nothing that’s too out of the ordinary for us. We do a lot of travelling in the UK, and it can happen from time to time. We’re here now.

“It’s just part and parcel of the job that we do. It’s not out of the normal that that can happen. This was a weather problem, but we’ve been in similar situations.”

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