The Portuguese star has emerged as one of United's key men in recent week following a string of impressive performances but his reckless challenge two-footed on Stiliyan Petrov reduced his side to ten men, harming their hopes of a crucial win.
Now Nani, who earlier this season appeared to be on his way out of Old Trafford after hitting out at Ferguson for snubbing him, is banned for three games - including the Carling Cup Final against Villa, which his manager claims is all his own fault.
Jumping in: Nani upended Petrov in a reckless challenge to earn a red card
'After half-time, I spoke with the coach and he was unhappy with me,' admitted Nani.
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