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Vidic Injury Update Ahead Of Anfield

Nemanja Vidic hasn’t played for Manchester United since the opening day of the season against West Brom.

Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have all played their part in defence since, but after playing 90 minutes for Serbia this week, Sir Alex Ferguson is wondering whether Vidic is ready to start against Liverpool tomorrow.

“The big question mark is whether Vidic is ready,” he said. “He has his first game for Serbia on Tuesday. It’s certainly a consideration because he’s such a great competitor. He came in yesterday and felt OK. But the Liverpool game is such an intense, stamina-draining game that you want everyone to be 100 per cent so it might be more down to how he feels himself. Jonny Evans’ form has been absolutely brilliant so I don’t have any real concerns about who I play because they’re all playing particularly well.”

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  1. kanchelskis says:


    Behave yourself with your Carrick-bashing. To answer your question, yes, I’d rather see someone who’s played over 150 league games in our midfield, than someone who’s played 0 games in our midfield, for a trip to Anfield. Crazy old me, eh?

    Jones is entirely unproven in the centre of the park for United, and no matter what you think of Carrick, he’s experienced and brings a cool, calm head that we may just need in these surroundings.

    That’s not to stay I definitely think he’ll start. I’d be perfectly happy with Ando-Fletcher-Giggs in the middle, but I think Carrick deserves a bit more respect than the suggestion that a 19-year-old centreback can usurp him for one of the biggest games in the season.

  2. bayobuya says:

    The weekend starts here!

  3. Zibbie says:

    Jello, willie has had his game face on for 3 days now!!!!
    DD, SAF does talk highly of Evans. Jones has a great up side and should be played somewhere. With that said Evans has played well, like a man. He is a youth product and still is only 23. He is not as flashy but the lad can play defense.

  4. King Eric says:

    Do you really think Fergie is gonna start Phil Jones in the centre of midfield for the first time at ANFIELD? Is he bollocks. It would be fuckking insane. Not saying he cannot play that role as I have always said he can but not tomorrow, not at Anfield. denton may be right you know. He may go with Danny and bench Rooney. We shall see. Anyway what a predicament when we are discussing possibly leaving Rooney, Hernandez. Berba and Owen out the side for a 20 year old!!! Great squad.

  5. King Eric says:

    kanchelskis – Hello mate. Spot on with your last post. Although this time if Suarez skins our defence Carrick must put his foot in. It was bizarre last season , he just seemed to stand right off and not even attempt the tackle. Obviously fearful of giving away a pen but just fucking whack the goofy cunt next time Michael.

  6. Yesred says:

    Will be watching the game at work,my boss although Everton fan wants us to smash this verminous lot.

    Rooney’s head will be just fine,SAF will have had him under his fatherly wing and given him a precious one to one talk.

  7. Dragonslayer says:

    Really hope Vidic’s return will boost our defense considerably. Besides, I hope this will allow us to deal with our defense problem.

  8. Costas says:

    I think Sir Alex himself would rather have Carrick play in midfield than Jones in a game like this. You need experience in these games and as far as central midfield is concerned, Carrick has forgotten more about the position than what Jones knows about it.

  9. kanchelskis says:

    What’s that RoMers, you want to see a vid of Antonio Valencia hosting some kind of hotel-room Ecuadorian rapping session?

    Glad to be of service.

  10. Costas says:

    Think back to March 23. 2008 or March 21 2010. Much happier memories against the scum. ;)

  11. denton davey says:

    kanchelskis @ 15:26: “Does he care? Are you joking?”

    No, I’m not kidding. I know that TheWayneBoy just loves to play footie but I wonder if he is as committed to his international career as opposed to a kick-about at Carrington or an EPL match.

    Playing for Ingerland is just a kind of fool’s errand – tons of media abuse and mediocre team-mates. I seem to remember TheGreatKeane-o saying that TheGingerNinja played better at UTD than for Ingerland because he was surrounded by better players.

    So, I’m wondering if TheWayneBoy might not be as fully committed to the Ingerland-cause as he “should be”. When he plays for UTD there’s a lot at stake, when he plays for Ingerland there’s usually only a bollocking from the media when TheThreeLions fall short of their ridiculously-inflated expectations.

  12. King Eric says:

    Costas – Hello mate. You line thief!!! Thats mine. “He has forgotten more than ……………..”. Only joking my friend.

  13. denton davey says:

    Gotta love the Ingerlish media. Barney Ronay in the Guardian Online is again bigging-up StevieGBH – “a natural replacement” for the TheWayneBoy as the “schemer”, no less ! (sorry I’ve just got a new computer and haven’t yet figured out how to do “links” to the original article. My daughter should be home soon – maybe she can teach an old dog a new trick.)

  14. King Eric says:

    denton – Ha. A schemer? Fucking idiot. That Romanian hair cut cunt is finished.

  15. King Eric says:

    Probably just put the kiss of death on it now! Me and my big fucking mouth.

  16. Devil310 says:

    Well done boss….Boosting Evans confidence in case he gets the nod?

  17. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Hi mate. Heh, I definitely stole that line, but I don’t remember stealing it from you. There’s also someone else I know that says it. :lol:


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