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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Manchester United's Bailly to miss Super Cup clash with Real Madrid after receiving thee game ban

Ivorian defender has been handed the punishment following his red card for violent conduct during last season's Europa League semi-final.

Eric Bailly receives the red card for which he has now been handed a three game suspension. Dave Thompson / AP Photo
Eric Bailly receives the red card for which he has now been handed a three game suspension. Dave Thompson / AP Photo

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.

Bailly, 23, 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 August 8 Super Cup clash against Uefa Champions League winners Madrid in Skopje, Macedonia.

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

Bailly enjoyed a fine debut season after joining United from Villarreal in 2016 for a reported fee of £30 million (Dh143.6m).

* Agence France-Presse