Eric Bailly red card means Phil Jones expected to start against Tottenham, fans react

Eric Bailly of Manchester United (3) is shown a red card and is sent off during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on December 30, 2018...

Manchester United defender will miss Tottenham game.

Eric Bailly of Manchester United (3) is shown a red card and is sent off during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on December 30, 2018...

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly received a reckless red card late in the game against Bournemouth.

United were winning comfortably, 4-1, when Bailly flew in with two feet of the ground to scythe down Ryan Fraser on the halfway line.

 

The sending off did not affect United yesterday, but there are repercussions.

Bailly receives a three game ban, putting him out of the games against Newcastle United, Reading in the FA Cup, and away to Tottenham Hotspur.

Chris Smalling missed United's win yesterday with injury and Phil Jones was called upon to replace Bailly as United reshuffled.

TOPSHOT - Manchester United's English defender Phil Jones reacts after scoring an own goal for Tottenham's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

Jones scored an own goal for United against Tottenham the last time the two teams played at Wembley.

Some Spurs fans immediately seized on the positive development.

 

 

Jones also started for United against Tottenham earlier in the season at Old Trafford, a game the North London side won 3-0.

The United defender was beaten to a header by Harry Kane for the opening goal.

Phil Jones of Manchester United and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur both dive to win a header during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley...

Red Devils fans are worried about having to play Jones against Tottenham, who have scored 11 goals in their last two games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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