Injured Vidic To Miss 2 Months

Shaun Botterill - Getty Images

A massive blow has been dealt to Manchester United and their club captain.

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidić has been ruled out for up to 2 months after his knee injury was confirmed as far worse than first feared.

30-year-old Vidic has had successful knee surgery in the past 24 hours and will now begin his rehabilitation.

The club has issued a statement on their official website:

"Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rested Vidic as a precautionary measure at the weekend after he complained of tightness in his knee. However, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.

The central defender was operated on this week and will be sidelined for about eight weeks."

This could not have come at a worse time for Manchester United, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones already out with long term injuries.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Never Manage Alone

You must be a member of Never Manage Alone to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Never Manage Alone. You should read them.

Join Never Manage Alone

You must be a member of Never Manage Alone to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Never Manage Alone. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker