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Phil Jones banned and Daley Blind fined as Manchester United are charged with breaching UEFA anti-doping regulations

Jones has been charged with insulting and directing abusive language towards the doping control officer

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
(£4,475).

There is no suggestion that either player was guilty of doping.

United have been fined €10,000 (£8,950) over the rule breaches.The club are understood to be aware of UEFA’s decisions, and have three days to appeal against them. However, they have not yet indicated to UEFA whether they will or not.

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