Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The United captain could be out for up to nine months - a huge setback for Sir Alex Ferguson who today expressed his disappointment at the news.

Kenny Dalglish has launched a scathing attack on the FA, criticising their treatment of both Liverpool and striker Luis Suarez as "a bit of a joke".

Dalglish questioned the FA's appeal of Wayne Rooney's UEFA ban ,and even showed a DVD of perceived injustices against Liverpool by match officials.

Elsewhere today, Barcelona and Real Madrid are preparing for Saturday's El Clasico clash at the Bernabeau.

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Today's transfer news sees reports that Arsenal are lining up a shock cut price move for Chelsea and Brazil defender Alex.

Chelsea and Manchester City are weighing up bids for Ajax left back Gregory van der Wiel, who is refusing to sign a new contract.

And finally, Paris Saint Germain could hijack AC Milan's proposed deal with wantaway Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

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