Banned Nani only has himself to blame for Carling Cup absence, says Fergie

11 February 2010 09:10
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Nani has only himself to blame for missing the Carling Cup final.

The Portugal winger's outstanding recent form has helped Manchester United exert some real pressure on Barclays Premier League title rivals Chelsea recently.

But Nani blotted his copybook in a big way during Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, leaping into a tackle with Stiliyan Petrov after just half an hour.

Seeing red: Nani will now miss the Carling Cup Final after his dismissal at Villa

Referee Peter Walton immediately brandished the red card, meaning an automaticthree-match ban that includes the Wembley showpiece with Villa on February 28.

'It was a sending off,' said the United boss of his side's sixth dismissal of the season.

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