Nemanja Vidic ruled out for ten days with nerve problem
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Nemanja Vidic will spend ten days on the sidelines as a result of the leg injury which forced him to miss last weekend's shock FA Cup defeat at the hands of Leeds United.
Vidic was forced to pull out of the game following the pre-match warm-up at Old Trafford and the mystery surrounding his absence intensified when Ferguson professed ignorance as to why Vidic had been unable to start the game.
Ferguson's blunt response resulted in speculation that Vidic's future at United was in doubt although the player stated this week that he has a "marvellous relationship" with the man who brought him to Old Trafford in January 2006.
The United manager has now revealed Vidic has been suffering with a nerve problem in his leg and that the player will miss Saturday's trip to Birmingham City, as well as next weekend's game against Burnley.
"He felt a bit of a problem with the right side of his leg and didn't feel confident about playing the game," Ferguson said. "I understand that because it was quite painful.
"We sent him to a specialist on Wednesday and the problem will be solved by some exercises we are going to have to give him now. He should be back in about ten days' time."