The Turkish FA deny Spanish media claims that ref Cuneyt Cakir was happy with his decision to send off Manchester United star Nani against Real Madrid.

Cakir, who was in charge of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Real Madrid, was quoted in the Spanish press saying the red card was deserved.

But a Turkish FA statement said: "After refereeing the UEFA Champions League match Manchester United v Real Madrid, in some social media sites, local and foreign press it is mentioned that there are interviews with and comments made by Cuneyt Cakir and that he is receiving death threats.

"Our referee Cuneyt Cakir has not given any interviews to journalists because of the UEFA rules, and also does not have any accounts on Facebook, twitter, etc."