Nemanja Vidić's appeal against suspension may well have been the most pointless of all time, and sure enough, it has been rejected. The Serbian defender was sent off for a lunge on Eden Hazard during Manchester United's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on the weekend, and will now have to sit out the next three games.
David Moyes after the game felt that a yellow card would've sufficed, though United can't really have any complaints about such a reckless challenge resulting in a red.
The result is that Vidić will notably miss the League Cup semifinal against Sunderland tomorrow night, alongside Premier League games against Stoke and Cardiff. Fortunately United have cover at centre-back, though it might not be pretty if Rio Ferdinand returns to the defence showing some of his recent form.