Man United & PSG charged by UEFA but Di Maria escapes punishment

UEFA laying down the law

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both been charged by UEFA following their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

The two sides took part in a hotly contested clash at Old Trafford which saw PSG come out 2-0 victors.

Though, the game wasn’t without its drama.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s first loss was no doubt big, there were several other talking points.

Paul Pogba was sent off in the second half of the game, while Angel Di Maria took take aim at fans following PSG’s first goal.

Di Maria was seen shouting curse words at the Man United fans following his assist which caused a big stir.

It wasn’t just on the pitch where there was trouble either.

Angel Di Maria

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Angel Di Maria of PSG is tackled by Nemanja Matic of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Man United hit by two counts, PSG by four

That is because there were quite a few incidents among the fans which has lead to action from UEFA.

Firstly, according to Sky Sports, Manchester United have been charged after their supporters blocked stairways and were also charged with throwing objects during the clash.

Di Maria was seen holding a beer bottle which had been thrown at him after one of the goals.

PSG have also been charged in relation to four fan incidents.

According to Sky Sports’ report, they claim PSG’s fans are alleged to have ‘set off fireworks, thrown objects and committed acts of damage along with other crowd disturbances.’

Interestingly though, there has been no mention of punishment for Angel Di Maria.

It was thought that he could possibly face some punishment after provoking the Man United fans.

Paul Pogba slated on Twitter following Man United’s loss to PSG

One player who was expected to be pivotal in the clash was Paul Pogba.

Though, it wasn’t a positive night for him at all.

Following the game, he was heavily criticised on social media.

Click here to see what people were saying about his performance. 

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