Man Utd boost as Wan-Bissaka’s two-game ban reduced to one after Young Boys red

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Manchester United’s defensive woes have eased into action a bit earlier than Aaron Wan-Bissaka expected.

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The right-back has seen his two-game ban reduced to one after a joint appeal to UEFA.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka looked red for this tackle against the Young Boyscredit: getty
The right-back was initially hit with a two-game ban, but has been reduced to one

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The right-back was initially hit with a two-game ban, but has been reduced to onecredit: AFP

That is, he will be available for the tour of Old Trafford from Atalanta on Wednesday.

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The 23-year-old has already settled on a European fixture – a 2-1 thriller against Villarreal.

Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the first half of his team’s disappointing defeat by the Young Boys last month.

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The England Under-21 international caught defender Christopher Martins Pereira during a Group F clash.

He was handed a two-game ban for ‘rough play’, but United have successfully appealed against it.

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The Red Devils have been looking weak in defense after injuries to centre-backs Harry Maguire and Rafael Varane.

Club captain Maguire is struggling to recover from a calf injury while first-choice teammate Varane was playing for France in the Nations League final.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a tough run of fixtures, including two Champions League ties and a derby day with Liverpool.

The crisis could see Phil Jones back in action for the first time since January last year.

The 29-year-old has had an injury nightmare of his own since his last appearance – an FA Cup tie against Tranmere 19 months ago.

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