Eric Bailly given three game ban for Celta Vigo red card

The Ivorian walks off the Old Trafford pitch after seeing red during the crucial semi-final

The Ivorian walks off the Old Trafford pitch after seeing red during the crucial semi-final

Having already missed the Europa League final, Bailly will now be unavailable for Manchester United's Super Cup game with Real Madrid as well as the UEFA Champions League group opener.

Bailly was shown a straight red card in the 87th-minute of United's semifinal second leg game against Celta Vigo on May 11, and Europe's governing body has now issued a three-game ban.

Bailly was sent off at Old Trafford after raising his hand to John Guidetti's face, sparking a brawl which also saw Celta defender Facundo Roncaglia dismissed.

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Bailly emerged as United's top option in central defence previous year, as he was the rock manager Jose Mourinho built his team around.

United's next European match is the Super Cup showpiece against Champions League winners Real Madrid on August 8 in Skopje, Macedonia.

The dismissal cost the Ivory Coast defender a chance to play in the Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam, which counted as the first match of his suspension.

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