Man Utd defender Vidic cleared after video trial

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has escaped suspension after Saturday's win at Wigan Athletic.

The FA confirmed yesterday, after reviewing video evidence, that Vidic will not face a violent conduct charge for allegedly slapping Hugo Rodallega, the Wigan forward, during the game.

His is now free to face Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday — a boost since the injured Rio Ferdinand will miss the match and Jonny Evans is struggling with an ankle problem.

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