Vidic returned from an injury to the cruciate ligaments in his right knee in August, and in September under went meniscus surgery on the same knee. Whilst the two injuries are unconnected, it is worrying that initially 8 week prognosis has now been extended to the holiday period.
Speaking to MUTV, Sir Alex said:
“I think we’re talking around December for Vidic. Maybe around Christmas time.”
Defensive injuries have hampered United’s efforts this season, with all of United’s first team center backs being injured at some point.
Whilst Phil Jones is on his way to returning to first team action, Chris Smalling has started training with the first team and could be back as early as next week.