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Man United Defender Nemanja Vidic Hoping for Injury Free Season

The defender is also not worried about the current situation regarding his contract.

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Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic hopes that he can be injury free this season as the Red Devils attempt to regain the Premier League title for the first time without Sir Alex Ferguson, the Guardian reports.

Vidic has been a key figure in the Red Devils first team for many years but has struggled with injury in the past two seasons, meaning the clubs medical staff have had to pick and choose what games he can play.

However, Vidic is now confident that his injury problems are behind him and hopes to play a full part to the Premier League champions season.

“I had a few injuries, especially the knee injury,” he said after completing United’s 2-0 Community Shield victory over Wigan.

“The sciatica was not a big problem but it was better for me to stay and train with the reserves. I’ve not had a pre-season for a couple of years and I was training really well with the reserves. I had two 90-minute games and I think I’m ready.”

Asked if he can manage two matches in a week, Vidic said: “I never like to make big promises but I believe I am fit. I am sure of how fit I am. I feel really good. Now it’s all behind me, one and a-half years after my [first and more serious] operation and I’m ready to go.”

The defender is also not concerned that he hasn’t been offered a new contract by the club, despite being in the final year of his current deal.

“I’m not expecting anything, I’m just trying to perform as best I can and along the way we will see where I am and what the plans are. I am not worried,” he said.

Vidic has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, with Juventus and AC Milan thought to be interested but the defenders comments are likely to ease fans worries that he may leave the club.


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