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Vida: Hopefully Back For First Game

Nemanja Vidic had today claimed that he hopes he will be available to play in United’s first game of the season after missing six months of last season with a cruciate ligament injury.

“Hopefully, I’ll be fit for the big kick-off,” said Vidic. “I can now run and do some things on the pitch which is better for me psychologically because for the last four months it’s been every day in the gym, which is hard. But the worst part is behind me. I can look forward to the second half of the rehabilitation and work more on my fitness.”

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17 Comments

  1. MG says:

    Captain we are all going to be back with you, no doubt about that :lol:

    ;)

  2. Costas says:

    Get back soon!

  3. Albert Ross says:

    Hopefully Vidic will be fit for the big kick-off. This implies no pre-Season perhaps.

    All that matters is that he is expertly managed and makes a great recovery.
    How long that takes is very much a secondary consideration.

    Get well Nemanja, and we all hope to see you back as a real force real soon!

  4. WillieRedNut says:

    Hope so. World class CH!

  5. Busby babes says:

    has well has mr evans has done in his adsence, i do beleive his leadership has been missed at various times, great player.

  6. christian says:

    Oh Captain my captain, we can’t wait til you get back.

  7. jeet says:

    Ooh aah, Nemanja!!

  8. Gee says:

    League title would be at OT again this year if he had stayed fit!! Best defender in the world bar NONE!!

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    Good, now fix him up and sell him

  10. Vidic says:

    Yeeeeh

  11. Busby_Fergie says:

    Once he’s back, that fella Kompany won’t be talked about that much.

  12. Fred says:

  13. Bad Wolf says:

    Oh Captain, My Captain !

  14. T. says:

    Cant be back soon enough. Stronger, faster and more murderous, I am behind u all the way captain!

  15. denton davey says:

    Like a new signing.

    Errrrr – no, not really. Getting UTD’s second-most important players back will hopefull mean that TheLads can compete on a more-level playing field next season.

    It’s a pity about DarrenFletcherinho who I reckon has been the third most important player over the past five/six seasons. I very much doubt that Darren will ever be able to recover his “football genius” mojo – ulcerative colitis is a wasting disease which drains its victims of strength and energy; but, what is more, anyone who has ever had experience of this disease knows that it comes-and-goes, for no apparent reason so it’s not like medical treatment can resolve the problem – medical treatment can only control it which is hardly enough for a professional athlete.

    Also, one of the forms of medical treatment that is used to address the problem of ulcerative colitis is steroid therapy – if Rio got 8 months for missing a drug test what would the Lords of Discipline do to Darren for having something “illegal” in his blood-stream ?

    But, I ramble – getting CaptainVidic back is going to be HUGE – and I hope he comes back fully-fit so that MrJones can be considered surplus-to-requirements at central defence and re-deployed as a box-to-box midfielder. THEN all the bleating about getting a “new midfielder” might be superfluous.

    Remember, SAF is a “WilyOldFootieKnight” – it’s all been planned !

  16. LoneStarRed says:

    @Denton Davey.

    If Fletcher’s condition is documented and proven, then would he not be allowed to participate in a medical protocol which allowed the use of substances otherwise banned for treatment a la Lance Armstrong for his cancer treatment ?

  17. denton davey says:

    LoneStarRed – that’s a good point but let’s not forget that the ruling body is the FA and they suspended Rio Ferdinand for 8 months because he missed a test, not because he failed one. AND, given the quite-incredible non-sense that is now taking place under their auspices, nothing sensible can be expected from them.

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