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Published on Dec 04, 2012
 

Ferguson hoping Vidic returns to calm defence

 
 

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is hoping to welcome back captain Nemanja Vidic for his side's final Champions League group game against Romanian side CFR Cluj.

The 31-year-old Serbian defender returned to training last week after undergoing knee surgery in September that has kept him out of action.

Ferguson is set to make a host of changes for the game at Old Trafford, much like they did for the visit to Galatasaray, as United have already secured qualification to the knockout stages as group winners.

The return of Vidic would be a boost for Ferguson after United conceded three in a seven-goal thriller against Reading on Saturday - a game the manager described as "ridiculous".