Manchester United hit with UEFA illicit chanting charge

Manchester United have been charged by UEFA for illicit chanting during the Europa League tie with Liverpool.

The Red Devils recently bowed out to Liverpool in the last-16 of the tournament, and both clubs were subjected to disciplinary proceedings following the second leg at Old Trafford.

Initially, only the Reds were hit with the improper chanting complaint, but UEFA have now confirmed that United face the same charge.

UEFA said in a statement: “UEFA has recently been made aware of several reports concerning alleged illicit chanting on the occasion of the UEFA Europa League ties between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC of 10 and 17 March 2016.

“As a result, a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector decided to investigate further and gather potential evidence.

“The two clubs have thus been asked to provide statements relating to the alleged incidents within 10 days.”

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