Nemanja Vidic left the stadium on crutches last night following our 2-1 defeat at the hands of FC Basel and his agent, Silvano Martina, has today confirmed the severity of the injury.

“It seems inappropriate to talk about that, because unfortunately he has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament.”

In response to a follow-up question asking if the player would be out for several months, the agent said: “Unfortunately so, yes.”