24 August 2009

Vidic could face FA charge

The Serb could face 'trial by television' after the incident in the Red Devils' thrashing of the Latics on Saturday...

Nemanja Vidic could be in line for a ban, should the Football Association decide to charge him with violent conduct, after an angry incident at the JJB Stadium on Saturday in which he appeared to slap Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega.

The Colombian had clattered into United keeper Ben Foster as he challenged for the ball, and the Serbian centre-back reacted with annoyance!

FA is considering using video evidence to establish whether the Serb is guilty or not, whilst Rodallega himself could also face sanctions after shrugging off referee Howard Webb a little too assertively when the official was asking him to calm down.

The ref, Webb, did not see the alleged slap, and FA officials will be asking him what he would have done had he seen the incident.

This could result in a three-game ban for Vidic, not what Sir Alex Ferguson needs currently, with centre-back Johnny Evans perhaps requiring surgery after limping out of yesterday's match having aggravated an injury. Rio Ferdinand is still out of action for the Mancunians with a thigh problem, reducing Ferguson's options at the heart of his defence.

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