Previous
Perth Glory
Melbourne Victory
3
3
FT
Game Details
Bristol City
West Ham United
0
1
FT
Game Details
Aston Villa
AFC Bournemouth
1
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Arsenal
0
1
LIVE 22'
Game Details
Congo
Burkina Faso
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Fiorentina
AS Roma
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Valencia
Sevilla FC
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

LIVE: Clyne on Man United's radar

Transfer Talk
Read

Vidic set to face Sunderland

Nemanja Vidic will return to first-team action in Manchester United's game against Sunderland at the weekend - and boss Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted to have his skipper back in the fold.

Vidic, 31, has made just 10 Premier League appearances since the start of the 2011-12 season due to two knee injuries, but he is now ready to play his first game since the Champions League victory over Galatasaray three months ago.

United have been fragile at the back for most of the season, keeping only four clean sheets in all competitions, and will hope Vidic will help to shore things up.

"It would have been crazy to play him against City but against Sunderland... definitely," Sir Alex was quoted as saying in the Sun. "It's a big bonus to have him back. He is a real competitor with that uncompromising way of his. He likes defending - that's what it is.

"In the last 18 months he has only had 10 games or something. It is not many games he has played. At the start of last season he got injured in the first game against West Brom and was out for six weeks.

"Now he has no pain in the knee - and it's a different knee to the one he did his cruciate on. Last time he made the point himself - we went to examine it and he had to have the cartilage out."

Vidic returns as the Premier League enters the busy festive period, but Sir Alex is confident the Serbia international is ready to handle it.

"He's under pressure isn't he?" Sir Alex added. "But he'll make a difference, absolutely. He gives us the options. And to have senior players like that, it's helpful."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.