One of Manchester United’s most important defenders, Nemanja Vidic had been out of the side’s playing squad due to an injury that he sustained while playing against Basel in the Champions League.

Manchester United lost that match, in December, and the team’s physicians had originally predicted that the defender could be out for as long as 12 months.

This was really bad news for the team management as well as the fans, as the Serbian defender had been instrumental in maintaining the defensive integrity of the side. Since joining the club in 2006, Vidic has been one of the most important players for the club, having been part of the team that won the European Champions’ League in 2008 and the Premier League on four occasions. Following the injury, the defender had to undergo surgery on his cruciate ligament in the right foot.

As opposed to the predicted recovery period of 12 months, the Serbian has been reported to be doing much better than expected. One of the leading sports dailies has reported that he has been doing very well in his rehabilitation sessions, putting weight on his right knee in an effort to speed up the recovery process. Vidic’s main aim was to be ready to play by the time the Red Devils headed to Asia in July as part of a pre-league tour. But it now seems that Vidic might recover well in advance and even be ready to play for the side before the end of the season.

Nemanja Vidic was spotted at the team’s training ground before they took on Liverpool in the Premiership. This can only indicate that he is getting impatient about waiting for so long before being able to play for his side. All the fans and members of the management hope that he will rejoin soon.