Manchester United Football Club will have to cope without the services of Eric Bailly for the next two European games, according to Sky Sports News. Cast your mind back to the game against Celta Vigo where the Ivorian was sent off, although it wasn’t actually him who was involved…
The referee sent off 23-year-old Bailly despite the fact that it was Antonio Valencia. The Red Devils couldn’t do anything to prevent Bailly from missing the Europa League final, and now, he’s been hit with further punishment for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
BREAKING: UEFA suspend Manchester United defender Eric Bailly for three-games following his red card against Celta Vigo in Europa League
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 24, 2017
First of all, it’s just horrific for the player. The UEFA Super Cup presents us with a chance to win another major piece of silverware whilst testing ourselves against one of the best. To have that cruelly taken away from him is a confidence-knocker.
To add to that, the game has been made a whole lot tougher for United. We’re now without our best centre-half. It means that in all likelihood, at least one of Phil Jones or Chris Smalling will start.
And it’s not just the Super Cup that Bailly will miss. He’ll also miss our first Champions League group game, whoever the opposition turns out to be.