QPR appeal Derry's straight red card received against Manchester United

The midfielder was immediately dismissed following an apparent foul on Ashley Young in the penalty area, with Wayne Rooney subsequently opening the scoring from the spot

QPR have contested Shaun Derry's red card shown during the 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.

The midfielder was adjudged to have brought down Ashley Young in the Rangers' area and subsequently a penalty was awarded by referee Lee Mason, which Wayne Rooney scored to put the hosts ahead.

Derry was shown a straight red for the incident, although replays suggest that there was very minimal contact between the two players and QPR have now confirmed that they have appealed against the dismissal.

A statement on the R's website read: "The club have appealed on the grounds of 'unfair dismissal' and the FA have agreed to hear the appeal this afternoon."

It is likely that a decision will be made by Tuesday afternoon and should the red card be rescinded, Derry will be available for Wednesday evening's clash with Swansea City.