Police say that a man was held overnight after being arrested on suspicion of pitch invasion. (image courtesy Sky Sports)

Europe’s football’s governing body, Uefa, have charged Manchester United following pitch invasions during and after Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat to Juventus.

A statement from Uefa said United had been charged under Article 16 of the body’s Disciplinary Regulations, which relates to “field invasion”.

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A fan ran across the pitch in the first-half of the Group H game.

Two more supporters later made it onto the field after full time.

One of them ran towards Juventus forward and former United striker Cristiano Ronaldo, but was intercepted by stewards.

The case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 22 – the week before United host their final Group H match against Young Boys.

“We will be responding to the UEFA charge and we are reviewing our pitchside security protocols in the light of the pitch incursions at last night’s game,” a United spokesperson said.