Nemanja Vidic glad to be back playing

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has spoken of his delight at being back playing after featuring for the Old Trafford club against Valerenga in Norway.

The Serbian centre-half missed the bulk of last season after rupturing his cruciate ligaments, but played in the side’s goalless draw on Sunday.

Vidic admitted that he will need to work on his fitness but is glad to be back to action.

“I felt well,” he told MUTV.

“After eight months without a game it’s obvious that you have to get used to your positioning, and still fitness-wise it’s not as hopefully it will be in a few weeks, but I’m pleased. My knee felt well, I felt well and hopefully the next game will be better.

“It was frustrating, but obviously I knew I would be out for six months. I tried to make the best of it, to work hard and when I come back to be the same as I was before the injury.

“This was my target and we’ll see how good a job I did in that six months. It’s hard, but it’s part of the football career.

“Any sportsman has the risk of injuries and hopefully this is the past and better days are coming for me,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight