Ferguson admits Vidic concern

24 April 2008
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that central defender Nemanja Vidic is a major doubt for Saturday's crucial Premier League clash against Chelsea with the stomach bug that kept him out of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. The Serbian was replaced by Owen Hargreaves for the 0-0 draw against the Spaniards.Wes Brown switched to partner Rio Ferdinand at the heart of defence and Ferguson admitted he may have to continue with that line-up for the potential title-decider as Vidic struggles to recover from the illness that required a hospital visit on the eve of the Champions League tie.

"Vidic is very doubtful for Saturday," admitted Ferguson.

"He's back at our hotel and he's taking on some fluids and having soup for the first time in 36 hours.

"Let's hope he can get better in time for Saturday. We've only got two and a half days until that game, but I know he will be desperate to play."