Manchester United latest: Including Reading team news and Vidic return

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Manchester United have been handed a massive boost through the news that Nemanja Vidic could return for the Champions League match against Cluj next week. Vidic was expected to be out until the New Year with his injury but the news is likely to give everyone at the club a major boost.

Manchester United will welcome back Paul Scholes to the team for the away trip to Reading but may be missing winger Antonio Valencia. Scholes served a one game suspension covering the match against West Ham while Valencia is struggling to be fit with a hip problem.

Shinji Kagawa could be out for a lot longer than first expected according to Sir Alex Ferguson. The Japanese play maker picked up a knee injury playing in the Champions League and could now be out until the New Year. Ferguson admitted that he is still a few weeks away from a return to the first team.

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Reading and their current manager Brian McDermott. The two clubs meet at Reading this weekend and Ferguson says McDermott deserves a lot of praise for how he took Reading from nowhere to the Championship title which meant promotion to the Premier League.

Sir Alex Ferguson has called on his Manchester United to grind out results in similar fashion to the mid-week win over West Ham. United were not at their best as they defeated the Hammers 1-0 at Old Trafford and the manager has pointed out the importance of producing similar gritty wins over the rest of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he is ready for a two horse race with Manchester City for the Premier League title. The two clubs have already put distance between themselves and closest challengers Chelsea although the United boss has admitted he expects other teams to challenge strongly over the rest of the season.

Manchester United have been put on red alert after Inter Milan admitted they would be willing to sell Wesley Sneijder. The Dutch midfielder is out of favour at the Italian club with United previously linked with a move for the former Real Madrid play maker.

Manchester United have stepped up their scouting operation on talented youngster Dennis Praet of Anderlecht. The 18-year-old Belgian has made a number of first team appearances for the Belgian club and is thought to be one of the most highly rated teenagers in the game at present.

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