Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Champions League

Vidic set for mid-week return



Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic could return to action for next week's Champions League clash against CFR Cluj after missing more than two months with a knee injury, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.

The Serbia international has not featured for United since their Champions League encounter with Galatasaray on September 19, but returned to training this week.

"Vidic has probably only played about 10/12 games in the last 18 months," Ferguson said on the club website (www.manutd.com).

"He started training during the week and he's done okay. He hasn't been involved in the real competitive part but at least he's back with the rest.

"It would be nice to play him on Wednesday in the Champions League game against Cluj. I wouldn't be adverse to playing him. Good defenders win you the league."

United, who are top of the Premier League with 33 points from their opening 14 games, travel to second-bottom Reading on Saturday.

Paul Scholes is back from suspension for the match, but winger Nani could be out for another four to five weeks with a hamstring injury.

Winger Antonio Valencia will also miss the trip to Reading but should be fit for the derby with Manchester City next week.

"He's (Valencia) got a hip injury, which is painful, but getting better," Ferguson added.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Do referees favour certain teams?
The recent controversy over the removal of EPL referee Kevin Friend is still causing shock waves.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsene Wenger not going anytime soon
I strongly believe that had Chelsea and Jose Mourinho made a better start to the season then...

Clyde Tlou
Six points to save African football
Reaching the quarterfinals only three times in 13 World Cup appearances is a clear sign for Africa...

Segun Odegbami
West Africa should host the 2030 World Cup
I believe that the future holds great promise for Nigeria and that football shall play a big role...