United damages Wembley dressing room after loss

United damages Wembley dressing room after loss

Published Apr. 19, 2011 9:44 a.m. ET

Manchester United has offered to pay for minor damage caused to a Wembley Stadium dressing room in the aftermath of the team's FA Cup semifinal loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

United says a wall inside the national stadium was kicked in frustration by a staff member following the 1-0 loss to its archrival.

The Premier League leader immediately told England's Football Association, apologized and offered to pay the 30-pound ($49) bill for the small damage.

United has not named the staff member who caused the damage, although British media reported that it was fitness coach Tony Strudwick.


The game ended with United defender Rio Ferdinand and some of his teammates involved in an angry confrontation with City striker Mario Balotelli.