The skipper of Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, didn’t feature for his team in the Premier League match against Liverpool which was played at Anfield on Sunday.
Everybody was shocked by Vidic’s exclusion from the team, but, after the match, Sir Alex Ferguson made it quite clear that Vidic was not dropped. He was just rested because he was having a bit of pain in his knee. He has just recovered from a serious knee injury. So, the team management decided to go into this match without him so that he could get a bit of rest.
In December 2011, Vidic had injured his knee while playing in a Champions League match against Basel. It had been confirmed later on that Vidic’s injury was quite serious and he would not be able to play for United in the remaining part of the season. Vidic made a comeback to the United squad at the start of the ongoing season, but, the Serbian defender hasn’t looked at his best in a few matches that he has played in the current season so far.
That’s why, there were speculations that Vidic was dropped due to his current form. But, in the post match press conference, Sir Alex Ferguson said that Vidic’s form had nothing to do with his exclusion from the team. Had he not felt that pain in his knee, he would definitely have been included in the first XI. He would be back for the next match against Newcastle United.
The United manager was very happy with the team’s performance against Liverpool. United won the match by 2-1. As per Ferguson, it was not an easy match. Liverpool is a very good team and they fought really hard in the match. But, it’s good that the United boys were clinical in their approach in the last 10 minutes and won the match. Hopefully, the team would continue its winning streak in the further matches as well.
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