30 Aug 2008

Scholes suspended for opening Champions League

3:55 pm on 30 August 2008

The Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is suspended for United's opening Champions League football match next month after being sent off in their 2-1 European Super Cup defeat to Zenit St Petersburg.

Scholes was given his marching orders in the final moments of the match following his second yellow card for deliberate handball.

Scholes will miss the Group E home match against Spaniards Villarreal mid next month.