Manchester United launch review over pitchside security protocol

Manchester United have launched a “review” regarding the pitchside security after invasions during the 1-0 loss to Juventus, according to the Daily Mail.

The report adds that the Red Devils have been charged for the field invasion during the game as three people made it onto the pitch.

This comes just a week after the club were fined £13,000 (h/t Daily Mail) by UEFA for the team’s late arrival and late kick-off in the clash against Valencia.

United did change their hotel for this game but the report adds that they only arrived 50 minutes before the game.

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The kick-off was also two minutes and 10 seconds late, and the report claims Jose Mourinho decided to walk to Old Trafford before the game.

A club spokesperson added (h/t Daily Mail):

“We will be responding to the UEFA charge and we are reviewing our pitchside security protocols in the light of the pitch incursions at last night’s game.”

Tottenham had been fined £11,870 (h/t Daily Mail) by UEFA in 2014 for a similar offence during a Europa League game.

Although the invasions didn’t lead to many problems, it could have turned dangerous. The safety of the players has to be a priority for the stewards and security.

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However, it is still a surprise how United could be late for the game as the same problem occurred against Valencia.