Man Utd's Vidic ready to start season

Serbian has been out since December after damaging cruciate knee ligaments

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic hopes to be fit for the start of the season.

The 30-year-old has been out since damaging cruciate knee ligaments in the Champions League trip to Basel in December.

But although he is unlikely to go on United’s pre-season tour, he has made such progress over the last few weeks that he has got the green light to step up his rehab.

But the Serbian centre-back said in The Sun: “I can now run and do some things on the pitch which is better for me psychologically because for the last four months it’s been every day in the gym, which is hard.
 
“But the worst part is behind me. I can look forward to the second half of the rehabilitation and work more on my fitness - hopefully, I’ll be fit for the big kick-off.”
 

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