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Vidic handed two-match suspension

Nemanja Vidic
Vidic was handed his red card by referee Alan Wiley on 76 minutes

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been banned for two matches following his dismissal in Saturday's 4-1 Premier League defeat by Liverpool.

The Serbian centre-half, 27, was shown a straight red card by referee Alan Wiley for hauling down Steven Gerrard.

As it was his second red card of the season - the other also came against Liverpool at Anfield in September - Vidic is suspended for two games.

He misses Saturday's trip to Fulham and the visit of Aston Villa on 5 April.

United's game against Villa will be moved to 4 April if Sir Alex Ferguson's side are in action in the Champions League on 7 April.

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