Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to have his sending off against Manchester City on Saturday rescinded.

The Portuguese international was sent off for a lunging tackle on Andy Cole midway through the second half.

“Ronaldo will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect,” said a statement on the FA’s website.

He will miss the FA Cup tie with Burton and the Premiership game with Liverpool and the Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Blackburn.

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