Nani apologises

MANCHESTER: Manchester United winger Nani has pleaded with his teammates to forgive him for his needless red card against West Ham. Nani was sent off in the first half at Old Trafford on Saturday after headbutting West Ham defender Lucas Neill. The Portuguese player faces a three-match ban, ruling him out of United’s crucial final Premier League game against Wigan, and could also be hit with a fine by United. Nani claimed he was provoked by Neill but admitted he should have been able to control himself. Nani also apologised for leaving Old Trafford in a rage before the end of Saturday’s game. — AFP

‘No need for visa’

PARIS: Fans travelling to Moscow for the Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea on May 21 will be able to use match tickets as entry visas, UEFA announced on Monday. European football’s ruling body made the announcement on their website after holding discussions with the Russian authorities. In recent days it was reported that tickets could not be used as travel visas. UEFA underlined that fans will have to show a valid match ticket, a valid passport and a completed immigration form upon entry to Russia. — AFP