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Vida To Miss San Siro Game - Injustice

Nemanja Vidic's red card means he's likely to miss the first leg of our European Cup last 16 clash against Inter Milan. The Serbian defender was sent off against LDU Quito in the World Club Championship.

Fergie had no complaints, admitting that the referee had no choice but to flourish the red card.

'He didn't swing an elbow but he gave the referee no chance. He was correct to produce the red card.

'Vida is disappointed but he gave the referee no option.

'We were in a comfortable situation too. The two centre-backs were having their easiest game for weeks.'


I don't quite agree, to be honest: he did not swing the elbow, it was just there and the guy made a right meal of it. There was no intent involved, it wasn't a deliberate attempt to hurt him. If the referee deemed it dangerous, then all right but a yellow would have been a suitable punishment.

And of course there's another thing...

'We have been informed if there is a suspension it will be in the European Cup,' said Sir Alex.

'It was a soft sending off. But it depends how FIFA interpret it and how UEFA act in terms of the information they get.'

So, he'll get a ban for getting sent off in a competition in which Inter, our next opponents, did not participate. I think this is an unjust system, to be honest. It's quite the same like when Scholes and Rooney were banned for three league games after getting sent off in a pre-season tournament... not quite the level playing field we expected.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Sunday December 21 2008
Time: 6:31PM

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not such a smart move now then was it going!
Al Billy
21/12/2008 19:42:00
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He made a useless competition even more painful for you guys. I know you won the trophy but looking back, this is not a tournament you want to go on. Idiotic to go to Japan in the middle of the festive period.
gunnerkid107
21/12/2008 20:04:00
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gunnerkid07 - ONLY the English knock this competition as unnecessary! Meeting the Champions of Asia, Africa, South America in a tournament does not make the tournament unimportant! Yes the timing is bad but it should be an honour for any club to participate in such a tournament. Yes Vidic will get suspended but to me, we are the officially the best team in the world and I'm happy we went!
ForeverUnited
21/12/2008 20:13:00
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I agree to an extent with both of your comments and I do think Vidic could be a big loss; however, it means we are Champions of England, Europe and now the World, which is always a confidence booster. United are back among the goals, and Rooney's finally started scoring just at the right time, when the games will come thick and fast. Coupled with Liverpool's failure to beat Arsenal (we'll be within a point if we can win our games in hand) it didn't turn out to be a bad weekend. Unwanted and unneccessary, maybe, but at the end of the season, it could actually help us in the long run
Man utd champions
22/12/2008 14:19:00
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Agree with you ForeverUnited; I'm hoping Vidic will only get one game ban, and we'll get past Inter without him. It's another trophy anyway. It may well define our season - if we cope well and this boosts our confidence, it may be the kickstart for out title(s) defence. If we struggle with Jetlag and end up being congested with fixtures, then it could well cost us our season. We will find out in the next few months
Man utd champions
22/12/2008 14:24:00
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Shame !!!!!!! :-]
Tiny T
22/12/2008 21:37:00
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Shouldn't have been so stupid a definate RED card, laughing in my beer
Tiny T
26/12/2008 10:33:00
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