Manchester United striker Edison Cavani handed two-match ban

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned for two games for a challenge on Brazilian forward Richarlison.

Playing for Uruguay against Brazil in a World Cup qualifier last year, Cavani was dismissed following a mistimed tackle in the 71st minute. Uruguay went on to lose the qualifier 2-0.

The 33-year-old will miss now Uruguay’s next two games against Argentina and Bolivia following the two-match ban.

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has praised for the impact he had at the club since joining on a free transfer last summer.

Neville told Sky Sports: “I was a little bit nervous, obviously with the last minute nature of the signing, it’s sort of a little bit reminiscent of the signings that have gone wrong for United over the years, but I have to say, he’s been a revelation.

“His attitude, which was the only real question about him because his ability is fantastic, has been spot on. His out of possession work is far better than Martial, Rashford and Greenwood, I think they’ve got a lot to learn, those young players, about the way he operates when Manchester United don’t have the ball.

“Ultimately, those young three haven’t grabbed that number nine spot. He’s come from the bench to start with and made an impact, and his movement is better, his out of possession work is better, his experience is good and he looks more physical up front when he’s there.

“He really has done brilliantly for United in this last month or so.”