Federico Macheda’s teammate and captain of Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, would not be able to play for the team for the next two months. Vidic was feeling a bit of pain in his knee before United’s match against Liverpool on Sunday. So, he didn’t play in that match.
In the post match press conference, Sir Alex Ferguson had said that there was nothing serious about Vidic’s fitness and he would be back for the team’s next Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur which is going to be played on the upcoming Saturday, or against Steven Gerrard‘s Liverpool. But, that is not going to happen.
Yesterday, the Manchester United skipper met a specialist and after the check up, it was found that Vidic had got a major problem and he needed an immediate surgery. He went through the surgery and now, he is out for two months.
It is a huge blow for Manchester United. Two other key defenders of United i.e. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are already out of the team due to injuries. Vidic had to miss the second half of the last season due to knee injury. He managed to get fit at the start of the ongoing season. But, unfortunately, he is out injured again.
One of the spokesmen of Manchester United said, “Nemanja Vidic was having a lot of pain since Sunday’s night and he decided to have a check up. He visited a specialist and the specialist recommended an immediate operation.”
“He would have to remain out of action for the next eight weeks and he would probably be back in the first week of December.”
Now, in the absence of the senior defenders, some of the youngsters could be given the opportunity in the Capital One Cup match against Newcastle on Wednesday. Michael Keane is one of them. The 19 years old Irish defender has featured only once for the senior team of United till now.
It would be interesting to see the composition of the first XI of United in the match against Newcastle.