Fans split over Eric Bailly’s sending-off

Manchester United fans had differing views on Eric Bailly’s sending-off in Wednesday night’s Europa League last-32 second leg against St Etienne in France.

It was a comfortable evening for Jose Mourinho’s side as they earned a 4-0 win on aggregate, which secured their progression into the last-16 stage.

The downsides were that Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick suffered injuries, which puts them in doubt for Sunday’s EFL Cup final, and Bailly was given his marching orders.

The defender picked up two yellow cards in less than five minutes in the second half, which meant that United had to finish the game with 10 men.

Bailly will now miss the first leg of his team’s last-16 tie, and because the first yellow he received triggered a one-game ban, he will need to be careful when he returns for the second leg.

According to the Europa League rulebook if the centre-back gets cautioned upon his return then he will be hit with another suspension.

After the incident, fans took to Twitter to give their thoughts, with some criticising Bailly for the challenge, while others thought that he was unfairly punished.