Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup says ref Cuneyt Cakir was wrong with his decision to send off Manchester United winger Nani against Real Madrid.

United were leading 2-1 on aggregate against Spanish giants Real thanks to a Sergio Ramos own goal, when Turkish official Cakir showed the Portuguese winger a red card for a high challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.

Laudrup said: "I watched the game the other day and I am not a supporter of Manchester United or Real Madrid, but it should never, ever have been a red card.

"A yellow card maybe, but a red card? Absolutely not.

"I don't think it matters whether it's a referee in the Premier League, La Liga or a Champions League game.

"It was just a bad decision. Referees are human and make mistakes - there is no problem with that - and sometimes it goes against you.

"But we are allowed to say when a referee gives a poor performance, and that was a very poor decision."