Premier League - Knee rules Vidic out until Christmas

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is likely to be out of action until Christmas, manager Alex Ferguson has said.

Premier League - Ferguson 'will not consider' Vidic for Manchester derby

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Namanja Vidic, Manchester United, 2012

"I think we're talking around December for Vidic, maybe around Christmas time," Ferguson told MUTV

The 30-year-old defender missed half of last season with a cruciate ligament injury, but after playing in United's first four Premier League matches of the current campaign, suffered a new injury to the same knee that required surgery in September.

The Serbia international was initially expected to be out until late November, but that has been extended another month.



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