Gary Neville was sent home from Asia, Wes Brown was taken off through injury against Boca Juniors and Nemanja Vidic hasn’t had any pre-season.

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals that Wes and Gary are looking alright but we’re going to have to wait longer too see Vidic. He also reckons that Edwin Van der Sar could be out for longer than the eight weeks that were first predicted.

“Everyone is fit apart from Wes, Vidic and Neville,” said Ferguson. “Gary has done a bit of training, and he is coming along fine. And I expect Wes to be fit for the Birmingham match. Vidic is another week or two away and Edwin’s injury is a bad one. He’s out for 8-10 weeks, of course. So my first selection dilemma for Sunday is in goal.”