Manchester United have been charged by UEFA for breaching anti-doping regulations after the Europa League final win over Ajax, with Phil Jones and Daley Blind being punished too.
The club has been fined €10,000 not adhering to properly ensuring their players reported for testing immediately after their 2-0 win over the Dutch side in Stockholm on May 24.
Jones, meanwhile, has been banned for two games and fined £5,000 of for insulting the doping control officer. The England international will miss the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid on August 8, as well as United’s first match of the Champions League group stage.
Although Blind escapes a ban, he received the same financial penalty as his team-mate.
A statement from the governing body read: “The club has been charged for infringements of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations (ADR) concerning the doping control procedure.
“In particular, according to Appendix B (17) of the afore-mentioned regulations, “the teams are responsible for ensuring that the players drawn to undergo doping controls are taken by the respective team representatives to the doping control station straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over. This applies even when chaperones are appointed by UEFA”.
“The player Philip Jones has been charged for insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer (Article 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), as well as for a lack of cooperation and respect towards the doping control procedure (Article 6.05 ADR).
“The player Daley Blind has been charged for violation and non-compliance with Article 6.05 (a) of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, which states that “every player designated to undergo as doping control is personally responsible for reporting immediately to the doping control station as notified”.”