Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka handed TWO-game Champions League ban


Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka suspended for TWO Champions League games as UEFA extend his one-match ban after his straight red card in shock Young Boys defeat

  • UEFA hand Man United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka a two-game Champions League ban
  • The defender received a straight red card for his foul in the defeat by Young Boys
  • Wan-Bissaka’s mandatory one-match ban has been increased for ‘rough play’
  • He’ll miss next month’s clash with Atalanta along with tonight’s visit of Villarreal


Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has had the ban for his red card against Young Boys in the Champions League extended to two matches by a UEFA disciplinary panel.

Wan-Bissaka received a straight red card in the 35th minute of his side’s shock loss earlier this month after a foul on Christopher Martins Pereira.

The full-back’s mandatory one-match ban has been increased for ‘rough play’, meaning he will miss next month’s home clash with Atalanta in addition to Wednesday night’s game against Villarreal.

Man United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been banned for two Champions League games

Wan-Bissaka came under heavy criticism for his reckless challenge in that Young Boys defeat, with United legend Paul Scholes calling the right-back ‘clumsy’. 

Wan-Bissaka caught Pereira’s ankle and while Scholes and his fellow BT Sport pundits agreed that there wasn’t any real intent, there was no choice but for the 23-year-old to be dismissed. 

Scholes said: ‘He causes himself his own problem with a really clumsy touch. I don’t think he meant to do it but he had to go.’ 

Wan-Bissaka received a straight red for his foul on Young Boys' Christopher Martins Pereira

Wan-Bissaka received a straight red for his foul on Young Boys’ Christopher Martins Pereira

The defender's mandatory one-match ban has been increased for 'rough play' by UEFA

The defender’s mandatory one-match ban has been increased for ‘rough play’ by UEFA

Former referee Peter Walton also felt that the red card was the right call given the rules.

Walton said: ”Straight red indeed. As we saw in the European Championship, UEFA are coming down very strongly on players that go over the top of the player. Wan-Bissaka over-stretches the ball and clearly catches the player.’ 

Meanwhile, Leicester and Napoli have been fined £17,250 and £13,000 respectively following crowd trouble during their Champions League draw at the King Power Stadium 

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