Bad new to come out of Old Trafford this afternoon as the club confirm that Nemanja Vidic will be out of action for the reds for up to eight weeks following an operation to his right knee.
The club have issued the following statement:
“Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks.
“Sir Alex, as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.
“The central defender was operated on this week and will be sidelined for about eight weeks.”
The latest operation, which had taken place in Manchester on Monday, is on the same knee in which Vidic did his cruciate last season against Basel.