MANCHESTER UNITED’S defensive crisis has eased slightly with news Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be available for Champions League action earlier than expected.
The right-back has seen his two-game ban reduced to one following a United appeal to Uefa.
Aaron Wan Bissaka saw red for this tackle against Young Boys[/caption]
The right-back was initially hit with a two-game ban[/caption]
That means he will be available for the visit of Atalanta to Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old has already sat out one European fixture – the 2-1 thriller against Villarreal.
Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the first half of his side’s disappointing defeat by Young Boys last month.
The England U21 international caught defender Christopher Martins Pereira during the Group F clash.
He was slapped with a two-game ban for ‘rough play’ but United have successfully appealed against it.
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The Red Devils are looking fragile in defence after injuries to centre-backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane.
Club captain Maguire is struggling to recover from a calf injury while first-choice partner Varane was crocked playing for France in the Nations League final.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a daunting run of fixtures including two Champions League ties and a derby day with Liverpool.
The crisis could see Phil Jones thrown back into action for the first time since January last year.
The 29-year-old has endured an injury nightmare of his own since his last appearance – an FA Cup tie against Tranmere 19 months ago.
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