BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United dealt blow as knee surgery rules Vidic out for two months

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out of action for two months after undergoing knee surgery.

The Reds captain missed out on United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday with Sir Alex Ferguson revealing it was a precautionary measure.

However the club have now revealed the 30-year-old is set to miss a host of the club’s key matches including against Chelsea and Arsenal.

A statement released on the club’s official website read: "Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks.

"Sir Alex, as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.

"The central defender was operated on this week and will be sidelined for about eight weeks."

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