Man United defender Nemanja Vidić hopes to move on from knee injuries

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic believes he is close to making a full recovery from a persistent knee injury

Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic has made 256 appearances for United Photo: marc_tacoma, via Flickr

Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidić believes he is close to completing his recovery from his persistent knee trouble after impressing in Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The Serbia international has started seven Premier League games since undergoing a knee operation at the beginning of the season.

Vidić has endured a difficult two-year spell after initially twisting his knee in United’s 3-1 loss to Basel in the Champions League in December 2011 before suffering another setback in September.

Sir Alex Ferguson has used the 31-year-old sparingly since he returned to first-team action, starting Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans at Real Madrid – but Vidić is confident he can make a telling contribution as the season reaches its climax.

“With playing Wednesday and Saturday, some games I have to think if it’s good for myself to play or not,” Vidić told BBC Radio Manchester.

“After every game I feel better and better, which is a good sign.”

He added: “Sometimes I will get reactions, sometimes not.

“When I have got through two or three months without injuries, I will be fine. It’s not long-term. It’s normal procedure after this kind of operation.

“We have to manage the knee for the next two or three months and after that it’s going to be normal.”

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