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Bailly has been further punished by UEFA after receiving a three-match
ban for his red card against Celta Vigo in the Europa League
The 23-year-old defender enjoyed a fine debut season at United
following his switch from Villarreal in 2016, one that should have been
capped off in style.
But Bailly lost his cool in the closing stages of the second-leg
encounter at Old Trafford, getting himself sent off for violent conduct
after clashing with John Guidetti and sparking a brawl.
The Ivory Coast international served an automatic one-game suspension
for his red card, watching from the sidelines as the Red Devils beat
Ajax in the final to lift the Europa League trophy for the first time in
However, Bailly is set to miss another glamour tie in his fledgling
United career after European football's governing body decided to
suspend the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winner for a further two matches,
ruling him out of the UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid.
He got the better of Los Blancos very recently when Jose Mourinho's
side came out on top in a penalty shootout after Sunday's clash in the
International Champions Cup ended in a 1-1 draw.