Jose Mourinho has promised to start Eric Bailly in Manchester United’s remaining Premier League games following his red card in the Europa League semi-final.
He was sent off in the 87th minute of Man United’s second leg against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford after a dispute with John Guidetti and Facundo Roncaglia.
The Ivorian will now miss the final against Ajax in Stockholm and it’ll be a massive blow as he’s been our best central defender this season, playing a vital role in helping the side to the final.
Speaking about his role, Mourinho claims he’ll still have a part to play even though he’ll miss the most important clash of the campaign.
“I don’t know the incident, I didn’t see,” Mourinho said. “I don’t want to see now, maybe tomorrow. But even if it was unfair, I don’t know, but even if it was unfair I don’t think UEFA rules will allow any chance of an appeal. So I don’t think he plays the final.
“And if he doesn’t play the final, he has to play the remaining matches in the Premier League and give rest to some of the others.”
United’s only chance of appealing against Bailly’s time out is mistaken identity but Mourinho believes that is unlikely and it looks like he won’t be able to get into the final that he’s worked hard to help the team achieve.