Nemanja Vidic will hand Manchester United a boost ahead of their tilt at the treble by turning out for Serbia in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia.
The 29-year-old hasn't played for United since their FA Cup quarter-final with Arsenal at Old Trafford over two weeks ago, but will be thrust into action for his country, raising hopes around that the defender will be fit enough for the club's end of the season run-in.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side are still fighting on three fronts at this late stage of the season and with Rio Ferdinand also on the sidelines, the return of Vidic comes as a big boost to United.
Serbia manager Vladimir Pertovic said: Vidic is with us again and he is ready to play from the beginning. My only concern is about the condition of the pitch because it is a winter landscape."
The centre-back missed Serbia's win over Northern Ireland on Friday in Belgrade, and wasn't expected to be available for the group game with Estonia either.
If the Serb comes through tonight's qualifier, he'll be in line for a return for his club against West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday and then potentially against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final next Wednesday.
Vidic's recent calf injury is one of a long list of absentees in United's defence, with Rafael, John O'Shea and Ferdinand all suffering from muscle strains, while Jonny Evans is serving a three-match suspension after his sending off against Bolton Wanderers.