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Vidic has opening day in his sights

June 3, 2012
By ESPN staff

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is hopeful of being fit for the start of the 2012-13 season.

Nemanja Vidic's knee twists under Basel's Marco Streller
GettyImagesNemanja Vidic's knee twists under Basel's Marco Streller

• Vidic to miss pre-season tour

Vidic, 30, has been sidelined since December after damaging knee ligaments which ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson recently confirmed he does not expect the Serbian to be ready for the club's pre-season tour, but Vidic is positive about his recovery.

He 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."