Nemanja Vidic return for Manchester United put back
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will be out until around Christmas it was revealed today.
The Serbian defender has been out of action since undergoing knee surgery in September, with an initial time-frame of eight weeks before he could return.
That would have seen Vidic back at the heart of United's defence by the end of this month, but Ferguson has said that date has had to be revised.
"I think we're talking around December for Vidic. Maybe around Christmas time," the United manager told MUTV.
Vidic has been beset with injury problems over the past couple of seasons, missing five months of the last campaign with cruciate ligament damage.
With Chris Smalling and Phil Jones also out at the moment, and with United having conceded two goals or more in their last four matches, the news represents a significant setback for the Red Devils.
Latest in Sport
A tight game could be in prospect here. Northampton have been keeping things very tight of late and ...
by Gareth Purnell
18 May 2013 02:01 AM
I can’t ever watch games of football or rugby without wistfully wondering what it must be like to be...
by Martin Ayres
16 May 2013 05:10 PM
Since PSG’s exit to Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League quarter-final in April, PSG have been sur...
by Matthew Riding
15 May 2013 02:37 PM
Tears and cheers as David Beckham ends glittering career after helping PSG to final win
Video: Emotional David Beckham leaves the pitch for 'the last time'
Manuel Pellegrini has pedigree to be success story at Manchester City
Another nail-biting finish for unlucky Tottenham as Arsenal look to secure Champions League place on last day
Boxing: Carl Froch slams fellow Brits for sparring with Mikkel Kessler
- 1 Tears and cheers as David Beckham ends glittering career after helping PSG to final win
- 2 Heading for America? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 David Cameron goes to war with newspapers over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.