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UEFA fines Man United, two players over anti-doping rules breaches

Manchester United defenders Daley Blind and Phil Jones have been found guilty of breaching UEFA’s doping regulations after the Europa League final against Ajax.The club and two of its players – Jones and Daley Blind have been fined by UEFA after they failed to comply with anti-doping regulations, European soccer’s governing body said on Monday.United have not commented on the matter and no decisions have yet been taken on whether appeals will be made against any of the decisions.The ban means Jones will be unavailable for United’s European Super Cup final against Champions League holders Real Madrid, which takes place on August 8 in Skopje, Macedonia at the 33,000-capacity Philip II Arena.Press Association Sport understands Jones was upset at having to miss out on celebrations and a squad photograph paying tribute to victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.He then proceeded to “direct insulting and directing abusive language” toward the piddle doctors attempting to carry out the testing while demonstrating “a lack of cooperation and respect”.United manager Jose Mourinho’s defensive options in continental competition had already been depleted after UEFA gave Eric Bailly an additional two-match ban for his sending-off against Celta Vigo earlier in the Europa League campaign.While Manchester United did participate in the International Champions Cup, the team’s first competitive match will be the aforementioned UEFA Super Cup.Blind played the whole game against his former club while Jones was an unused substitute in Stockholm.