ANDER Herrera will
serve a two-game ban
following his sending off
in Manchester United’s
1-0 defeat by Chelsea on
Monday night, the FA have
confirmed.
The Spaniard was given
his marching orders before
half-time after picking up
two bookings for separate
fouls on Eden Hazard,
as United were knocked
out of the FA Cup by an
N’Golo Kante strike from
outside the box.
Herrera faces two games
out because it was his
second red card of the
season, following his
dismissal against Burnley
in October, meaning an
additional game is added to
the automatic one-match ban
usually handed out for two
yellow cards.
After the ban was confirmed
by the FA, he will now miss the
Red Devils’ matches against
Middlesbrough and West
Brom, but will be available for
the second leg of their Europa
League clash with Rostov on
Thursday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will also
miss those games after being
retrospectively suspended for
his elbow on Bournemouth
defender Tyrone Mings, who
himself was given a five-game
ban after he was adjudged to
have stamped on the Swede’s
head.
United manager Jose
ISMAILA Gata is eyeing a
win over FC IfeanyiUbah
when they visit Enyimba
in a rescheduled topflight
encounter on Wednesday.
The striker joined the
People’s Elephants from the
Nnewi side before the start of
the campaign.
And he has offered to help
Enyimba’s Gata eyes victory over
FC IfeanyiUbah
his current side, winless in
five matches, get back to
winning ways against Yaw
Preko’s men at the U.J Eusene
Stadium.
“FC IfeanyiUbah are
organised, very good on the
ball and have very quick
attacking players who can
hurt us,” Gata told Goal.
Mourinho insisted he was not
keen to comment following
Herrera’s red card, when he
spoke after the game, but did
still address the issue.
‘I don’t speak (about the
sending off) I just want to say
that I’m really proud of my
players and the Manchester
United fans,’ he said.
‘Everybody, we can analyse
in different perspectives.
‘But I think we all watched
the match until the red card
and after the red card and then
we can compare the decisions
of these two yellow cards.
‘In this case the second
yellow card, with other ones
that were not given, but
I don’t want to go in that
direction.’


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