Phil Jones has been banned for two matches and Daley Blind fined by UEFA after the Manchester United defenders were found guilty of breaching the governing body’s doping regulations after the Europa League final in May.
Jones was charged for “insulting and directing abusive language” towards a doping control officer after he was requested to attend drug testing after the final in Stockholm on May 24, and will now miss the UEFA Super Cup match against Real Madrid next week and United’s first Champions League group stage match in September. He has also been fined €5,000 (£4,475).
It is understood Blind was reluctant to take a test as requested because he wanted to celebrate with his team-mates, whose 2-0 victory over Ajax ensured their qualification for this season’s Champions League. He was fined €5,000
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