Mour­inho blasts ‘harsh’ Bailly ban

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Manch­ester United man­ager Jose Mour­inho on Tues­day ex­pressed sur­prise at the three-match ban that UEFA handed de­fender Eric Bailly on Mon­day.

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

“It was a red card in a semi­fi­nal, so I think the pun­ish­ment of not to play the fi­nal is enough,” said Mour­inho. “Three matches is very harsh. It’s a big pun­ish­ment not to play the fi­nal. Nor­mally he would de­serve a clean sheet and start the next sea­son with a clean sheet and be ready to play in the Su­per Cup.”

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