Nemanja Vidic was this morning in training at the Carrington Training Complex ahead of the visit of Cluj to Old Trafford in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
This is already a fixture that Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that Vidic may feature in for match fitness ahead of the Manchester derby this coming Sunday.
The Manchester United skipper has been sidelined for a few months after a knee operation, this comeback is ahead of schedule but a welcomed one to the reds defence.
Sir Alex Ferguson said:
“For the last year and a half, I think he’s only played around 10 or 12 games, the best way forward for us is to listen to Vida himself. He has the experience to know what’s best for him and know when the time is right to come back into the team.
“He started training in the week and he did okay. He hasn’t been involved in the real competitive part but at least he’s back training with the first team. It would be nice to play him on Wednesday [v Cluj]. I wouldn’t be adverse to playing him on Wednesday. I think he’s done all his work but he needs matches.
“Good defenders win you the league. I gave Rio a rest on Wednesday with tomorrow’s game in mind. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones being back gives the right problem that I need.”
Manchester United take on Cluj at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, the draw for the final 16 of the UEFA Champions League is on the 20th December at 11am.