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Thursday 14 December 2017

Vidic denies bust-up with Fergie

Mark Ogden

Nemanja Vidic claims he is facing a 10-day injury lay-off after insisting he has not had a bust-up with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Serbia defender, who is a £20 million summer target for Real Madrid, pulled out of Sunday’s FA Cup defeat against Leeds after being injured during the pre-match warm-up.

Ferguson appeared exasperated by Vidic’s late withdrawal when asked about the situation following the game.

But Vidic, who is understood to have an injury relating to a nerve in his calf, insists that he has no issues with Ferguson.

Vidic said: “Everything surprised me a lot. Ferguson said that he didn't talk with the club doctor, but he didn't say that he doesn't believe in my injuries and that we are in a fight.

"Everybody in the club knows that I have a marvellous understanding with my coach Ferguson.

“Moreover, I'm not unhappy at Old Trafford. I'm just injured and that is the end of the story.

"I hope that I will be able to play as soon as possible. The doctors told me that I will not be able to play for the next seven or 10 days so I don't think that I will play against Birmingham City."

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