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Manchester United will not appeal against striker Wayne Rooney’s two-match Champions League ban by Uefa.

Rooney was sent off against Villarreal last week for sarcastically clapping in referee Kim Milton Nielsen’s face after being booked.

He was given an extra game after Nielsen also reported that Rooney swore at him as he left the field.

Rooney will now United’s games with Benfica on 27 September and Lille on 18 October.

A statement by Uefa’s control and disciplinary body said: “It is beyond any doubt that Wayne Rooney committed several disciplinary offences, notably by taking two yellow cards resulting in a red card, as well as by displaying unsporting conduct.

“As a result, it is appropriate to impose a two-match ban for the reported misconduct.”

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