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Cote d'Ivoire and Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to miss two more UEFA matches due to suspension.

Bailly has been given a three-match ban for his red card against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final on May 11.

The 23-year-old centre back was shown his marching orders after a brawl in the semi-final and missed the final against Ajax Amsterdam, which Jose Mourinho's men won 2-0.

However, the BBC website suspension has now been extended to include two more games.

Bailly will miss the Super Cup against Real Madrid on 8 August and United's opening Champions League group match.

The Elephants international's case does not qualify for an appeal because the European football's governing body only overturns decisions made by the referee in cases of mistaken identity. 

Victor Wanyama insists Tottenham have eyes on bigger prizes than finishing ahead of rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.

 

Spurs secured a 2-0 win in the north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday and are guaranteed to finish ahead of the Gunners in the league for the first time in 21 years.

 

Mauricio Pochettino's side are sat just four points behind leaders Chelsea after a nine-match winning streak in the top flight, and Wanyama insists the win over Arsenal was nothing unexpected.

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