The Serbian international is back in two places he is a common figure, but likely relishes one above the other. While his presence in the gym ahead of a step-up in rehab will be received welcomely the news he is being linked with a potential exit from Old Trafford may not.
When signed for £7 million in 2005 from Spartak Moscow very few predicted the incredible Old Trafford career that lay ahead of the Serbian. His partnership with Rio Ferdinand was one of, if not the greatest in Europe.
In the last decade he is regarded universally as one of the best centre-backs in the world and his honours of Barclays Player of the Season on two occasions and four time incumbent of the PFA Premier League Team of the Year to go along with his four Premier League medals, three League Cup medals and one Champions League trophy make him an undoubted success.
Unfortunately his incredible talent has been undermined by his recent battles with injury. After an original calf injury in 2011 he struggled to regain fitness and eventually his season was ended by an ACL injury sustained against FC Basel in December last year. Then at the start of this season he again was ruled out for eight weeks with another knee injury.
So while he was once linked with a mega money move to Real Madrid a similar priced deal could be in the offing with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala and French big spenders Paris Saint-Germain being linked with a move.
So while we all have our various opinions on whether the injury prone defender should be moved on or not of course the final decision will rest solely with Sir Alex Ferguson himself. We all know he is a man who is not afraid to cut out players he no longer feels are making a big enough contribution to the cause. Whether that is performance wise or behaviour wise he will do what he feels is best for the club. He let Jaap Stam go when he felt the Dutchman had lost a yard of pace and if they can receive the £20-odd-million being mooted as a transfer fee it is a deal that will surely be done.
However with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling equally injury prone and Rio Ferdinand not much better allowing him to go could end up being a huge mistake in the upcoming title run-in.
But what do you the fans think of it all…
…would you sell Nemanja Vidic?
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