Manchester United have questioned the choice by an unbiased tribunal to permit Aston Villa to proceed within the Conti Cup regardless of fielding an ineligible participant.
Villa admitted the cost after Noelle Maritz got here on in its place of their 7-0 win over Sunderland, regardless of having performed for Arsenal in a earlier spherical.
The tribunal determined to deduct Villa’s three factors and award the sport to Sunderland, with the consequence that United lose their standing as one among two greatest runners-up.
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United stated in a press release: “We’re very dissatisfied with this final result, and don’t perceive its rationale.
“We really feel that it undermines the integrity of the competitors, and of the ladies’s recreation.”
The choice signifies that Sunderland end as Group A winners, with Villa assuming one of many two greatest runners-up positions alongside Tottenham.