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Manchester United fined for UEFA anti-doping breach and two players disciplined

Manchester United have been fined £8,950 after breaching UEFA anti-doping regulations during the Europa League final.

Further to that, Phil Jones has been banned for two European matches and Daley Blind has been fined £4,475.

The club saw off Ajax 2-0 to win the competition but were then charged under legislation that says teams are responsible for ensuring players who are drawn to undergo doping controls go from the pitch to the doping control station as soon as the match is over.

Meanwhile, Jones will not be eligible to play in the UEFA Super Cup match on 8 August and United's first Champions League group game. He had been charged for insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer and for a lack of cooperation and respect towards the procedure.

Blind has been fined after being charged with violation and non-compliance under legislation that says players are personally responsible for reporting immediately to the doping control station.

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 or not they will do so.

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