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Vidic Definitely Back For Sunderland

After rumours that Nemanja Vidic may have been fit in time for City, Sir Alex Ferguson has said it would have been ridiculous to bring him back for such a big game, although expects him to play against Sunderland.

Jonny Evans might be the one to make way for Vidic after picking up a hamstring injury in the derby.

“To put him in at City for his first game back would be crazy but I think the Sunderland game definitely,” said Ferguson. “Evans had a hamstring problem. He got it in the first half in a challenge from Balotelli but he played on while I had Chris Smalling warming up. It’s okay if you get through the first half but if you try to start again in the second half after cooling down, it can be a problem. So I knew he’d have to come off.”

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  1. Ash says:

    Hope this was the last injury vidic had suffered. Full season with him would be great.

  2. Keano16 says:

    Love this!

  3. Costas says:

    Good news. Hopefully Evans won’t be out for long either. His form has earned him a regular starting place,.

  4. orez says:

    Happy to hear that. He is still our best defender and i can’y wait for him to start for us again

  5. Mikael says:

    Evans will push both Vida and Rio all the way for a starting spot, he’s been fantastic for about 2 years now and deserves his minutes on the pitch. Great to have Vida back though, he’s a rock.

    Welcome back!


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