Sir Alex Ferguson explains Nemanja Vidic omission

Ferguson explains Vidic omission
© PA Photos
Sir Alex Ferguson says that it would have been too much of an injury "risk" to play Nemanja Vidic against Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded that he was not willing to "risk" Nemanja Vidic for tonight's Champions League encounter against Real Madrid.

The Serbian defender has only recently returned to the United squad following two injuries that had kept him out of action for around 10 months in total.

With that in mind, Ferguson has decided to rest his captain for the match in the Bernabeu.

"We try to manage Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, they need that extra day sometimes and three days after playing on gluey pitch at Old Trafford, it might have been a risk for us to play Vidic," he told Sky Sports News.

Vidic has made 13 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Celta Vigo on January 9, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Manchester United
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account