BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 17:47 GMT, Thursday, 16 July 2009 18:47 UK

Man Utd begin tour without Vidic

Nemanja Vidic
Vidic is facing a race to fit for the start of the season

Nemanja Vidic was missing from the Manchester United squad that headed out to Malaysia on Thursday for the first leg of a four-match Far East tour.

The 27-year-old was forced to pull out of Serbia's World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands last month because of an ankle injury.

United are also without South Korean Park Ji-sung and new signings Antonio Valencia and Gabriel Obertan.

But striker Michael Owen and defenders Wes Brown and Gary Neville travelled.

Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinad, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were also among a 22-man squad left Manchester for Kuala Lumpur.

Vidic and Valencia are expected to link up with the United squad in Germany at the end of the Far East tour, with Obertan also in the running to join them.

United face a Malaysia XI on Saturday, followed by Indonesia All Star two days later, FC Seoul on 24 July and a meeting with Hangzhou Greentown on 26 July.



Print Sponsor


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.