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Vidic has card appeal rejected

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has had his appeal against his dismissal against Chelsea rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission, the Football Association has announced.

Last Updated: 22/01/14 at 16:10 Post Comment

Nemanja Vidic: Appeal rejected

Nemanja Vidic: Appeal rejected

Therefore, the centre-half's three-match suspension commences with immediate effect, starting with the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Sunderland at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Vidic was shown a straight red card for scything down Eden Hazard close to the end of United's 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Serbian will also have to sit out the Premier League visit of Cardiff and the trip to Stoke as part of his suspension.

His absence is a blow to David Moyes' struggling side, whose season suffered

another setback in their comprehensive defeat by the Blues, which left them 14 points off league leaders Arsenal and six off the Champions League places.

The 32-year-old will be missed by a defence which has looked particularly vulnerable in recent matches, having conceded nine goals in five games.

Rio Ferdinand could be out for anything up to another four weeks with the knee injury he picked up in the FA Cup third-round defeat by Swansea on January 5.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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