UEFA Confirms Rashford Suspension for Manchester United’s Upcoming Fixture in the Champions League


UEFA has imposed a one-match suspension on Manchester United’s forward, Marcus Rashford, in the Champions League, rendering him unavailable for the upcoming clash against Galatasaray. This decision stems from Rashford’s red card during United’s 4-3 defeat to FC Copenhagen earlier this month. Referee Donatas Rumsas, prompted by VAR, reviewed the incident on the pitchside monitor and subsequently dismissed Rashford for a foul on Elia Jelert.

The repercussions of this ban come at a critical juncture for Manchester United, placing them at risk of elimination from the Champions League group stages. Manager Erik ten Hag expressed discontent with the red card’s impact on the game, stating that it changed the dynamics significantly. Ten Hag argued that subsequent goals conceded before halftime were contentious, citing offside and a debatable penalty. He defended Rashford’s actions, asserting that although the foul may appear severe when frozen in video review, the extended deliberation by the referee contributed to the perceived harshness of the decision.

As United navigates the challenges posed by Rashford’s absence in the upcoming fixture against Galatasaray, the team faces heightened pressure to secure points and advance in the Champions League group stage.


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