Champions League: UEFA announces punishment for Man Utd ahead of Atletico clash

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Champions League Football returns on the 23rd of Febuary with Manchester United Facing Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

UEFA have fined Manchester United €10,000 after three fans invaded the Old Trafford pitch during their Champions League match against Young Boys in December.

UEFA’s fine equates to just £8,312.

The game, which was essentially a dead rubber, ended in a 1-1 draw.

During the match, three supporters managed to evade security and make their way onto the pitch.

United had taken the lead as Mason Greenwood opened the scoring after just nine minutes, but Fabian Rieder levelled with a stunning strike shortly before half-time.

Ralf Rangnick’s men will now face Atletico Madrid in the last-16.

The Red Devils will be hoping to win the competition for the first time 2008 or at least reach the semi-final stage after last doing so in 2011.

United are currently resting up on their winter break ahead of a crucial few months.

Rangnick has slowly steadied the ship following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s sacking, overseeing back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time.

“It is very important. We have high ambitions in the club,” Rangnick stated following the Red Devils’ 10 win against West Ham.

“We play a week on Friday against Middlesbrough and then away at Burnley. All of the games present challenges and we will have to perform on a high level.

“It will get physical again in those games, but I think the team realises now they are talking those steps. It is not so easy now to score goals against us.

“This was the best part, not only the clean sheet, but the way we defend as a team; the counter pressing was good, and we took the ball away from them.”

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