A couple of blows for two Champions League contenders.
Nemanja Vidic will miss three matches after the FA threw out his appeal against his sending off against Chelsea.
The Man U skipper was shown the red card for an extremely late challenge towards the end of the Red Devils' 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
While the Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is out of action for up to two months.
The Brazilian suffered knee ligament damage during the Reds' 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.