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UEFA confirm Marcus Rashford Champions League ban length after Copenhagen red card



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UEFA have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will receive a one-match ban after his red card against FC Copenhagen earlier this month.

Manchester United fell to a 4-3 defeat against FC Copenhagen earlier this month in the Champions League in what was a disastrous game for Erik ten Hag.

Despite two goals from Rasmus Højlund putting the Reds 2-0 up on the evening, a red card for Marcus Rashford was a tipping point, with the first half ending 2-2.

Bruno Fernandes then stepped up to restore United’s lead, but two more goals from the home side left Ten Hag with zero points on the night and bottom of Group A.

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Rashford’s red card was given for an accidental stamp on Elias Jelert while trying to shield the ball in what was deemed a controversial decision by VAR.

UEFA have now confirmed that Rahsford will receive a one-match ban for his actions, meaning he will miss the upcoming Champions League tie as United face Galatasaray away in Istanbul, Turkey.

This means that the forward will be able to play in United’s final match of the Champions League group stage, against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.

Both the Bayern and Galatasaray fixtures are must-win games for Ten Hag if the manager wants his team to qualify for the competition’s knockou stage.

Sitting fourth in Group A, they need to qualify in third place to head to the Europa League, or in the top two positions in order to qualify for the Champions League knockouts.