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Manchester United captain over injury problems

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Nemanja Vidic has claimed that he is now over the injury problems that have blighted his Manchester United career over the last few seasons.

The Manchester United captain has had to cope with a number of knee injuries after sustaining serious ligament damage two seasons ago against FC Basel.

Vidic was unfortunate enough to damage all three of the major ligaments in his right knee, rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament as well as damaging the medial and lateral ligaments.

The Serbian missed the rest of that season as well as the first three months of last season as a number of set backs occurred.

But the 32-year-old looks to be regaining his form and fitness after playing every minute of United's three Premier League games so far.

Vidic has confirmed that he has no concerns over his knee anymore and is ready to get back to his best form.

“It does not worry me because I’m feeling well, I’m training well," said Vidic to talkSPORT.

"The injury I had, it was like an accident on the pitch – some player stood on my leg and I had the ligament problem.

"And afterwards, because of that, I got another problem, a knee injury – but that was a consequence of the injury I had before.”

Asked whether the injury had changed the way he played, he said: “No, no, not really - I believe I’m still playing the same way.

"It helps when you go through pre-season, and that’s why I’m glad I’ve been through pre-season.

"I had a good four, five weeks of training, and that helps.

"If I start with an injury and join the team in December, they’re all fully fit, they’ve played many games and they’re in form.

"Now I start at the same level as them, and I can gradually go up and be better.

The skipper at Old Trafford also claimed that he found it tough watching his team mates play as he recuperated.

He added: “It’s always tough when you’re not playing – when you’re watching the game, when you’re injured, it’s tough to watch.

"I’m no different to other players.”

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