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Manchester United fined by UEFA for late arrival to Valencia Champions League match

 during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford on October 2, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Image: Manchester United arrived late to their Champions League game against Valencia at Old Trafford

Manchester United have been fined 15,000 euros (£13,202) by UEFA for arriving late to their Champions League fixture against Valencia earlier this month.

United's team bus arrived at Old Trafford behind schedule, resulting in the kick-off time for the match being delayed by five minutes.

Jose Mourinho blamed the delay on Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and accused them of refusing to provide the bus with a suitable escort to the ground from the Lowry Hotel.

However, the police said there was no specific threat to the bus, and that United were given several months' notice.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body have fined United 5,000 euros (£4,402) for the late arrival of the team, and a further 10,000 euros (£8,813) for the late kick-off.

Mourinho has also been issued a formal warning over the late kick-off.

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The match finished in a goalless draw, with the return fixture due to be played at the Mestalla on December 12.

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