Man Utd decide against appealing Vidic UEFA ban

Manchester United have decided not to appeal Nemanja Vidic's dismissal against Otelul Galati.

Manchester United have decided not to appeal Nemanja Vidic's dismissal against Otelul Galati.

Vidic will miss Manchester United’s Champions League clash against Benfica next Tuesday following the club’s decision not to appeal against the defender’s two-match ban for a red card against Otelul Galati last month.

The Telegraph says Vidic was dismissed by German referee Felix Brych for a late challenge on Galati forward Gabriel Giurgiu during the 2-0 victory in Bucharest, prompting Uefa officials on duty at the game to confirm that the Serbian would receive an automatic one-match suspension as punishment.

Uefa contacted Manchester United prior to the home fixture against Galati earlier this month, however, to inform the club that Vidic would instead be banned for two games as a result of the challenge.

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