LONDON, April 12 – Manchester United are facing a Sh720,275.65 (£5,000) fine for arriving late to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham which caused kick-off to be delayed by 30 minutes.
United’s coach encountered heavy traffic en route to White Hart Lane from their team hotel ahead of the 3-0 defeat by Spurs.
In a bid to dodge the congestion, United’s coach driver took an alternative route only to cause further delay due to a low tunnel the vehicle couldn’t fit under.
Premier League rules state a Sh720,275.65 (£5,000) fine for any delay of 15 minutes or less which usually applies for teams returning to the field of play after half-time.
However, the Old Trafford club could face a bigger fine after delaying the game by half an hour.
It will be considered by the Premier League board and Manchester United will have the opportunity to present their case.
The match eventually kicked off at 4.30pm with Manchester United’s top-four hopes taking a severe dent as goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela sealed victory for title-chasing Spurs who still trail leaders Leicester by seven points.