European Super Cup: Manchester United defender Eric Bailly to miss Real Madrid clash after UEFA ban

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss next month's European Super Cup against Real Madrid after UEFA handed the Ivorian a three-match European ban on Monday.

FILE - This is a Thursday, May 11, 2017 file photo of referee Ovidiu Hategan, second right, as he shows the red card and sends off both Manchester United's Eric Bailly, centre, and Celta's Facundo Roncaglia, left, during the Europa League semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester United and Celta Vigo at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. UEFA said Monday July 24, 2017 that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is suspended from the Super Cup game against Real Madrid and a Champions League group-stage game. UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed a three-match ban for violent conduct after Bailly was sent off late in Man United's Europa League semifinal, second-leg game against Celta Vigo in May. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson/File)

Eric Bailly is sent off during the Europa League semifinal between Manchester United and Celta Vigo at Old Trafford. AP

Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United's Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

He was suspended for the 2-0 win over Ajax in the final and will sit out a further two games, including the 8 August Super Cup clash against Champions League winners Real in Skopje, Macedonia.

Bailly will also miss United's first Champions League group game, for which the draw will be made on August 24.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a fine debut season after joining United from Villarreal in 2016 for a reported fee of 30 million pounds ($36.7 million, €33.7 million).


Published Date: Jul 24, 2017 10:05 pm | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 10:05 pm


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