Nemanja Vidic Manchester United’s captain is ready to prove people wrong when he returns from injury.

Man Utd Vidic says he will be a stronger player when he returns

Other footballers have said the Serbian is unlikely to be the same player following his ruptured knee ligaments, but Vidic says otherwise.

“When I come back I want to be at the same level I was before my injury. This is one of the things that drive me on,” he said.

“I can’t change what happened. I have to get on with it. Even when you have an injury, there are some benefits. I know the stuff I am doing now will help me not to have this again.

“Of course, I am not happy to be out. It is a big injury. A long injury.

“But I am 30. I still have a few years to play.

“I don’t believe I will be on top form as soon as I come back but when people say I can’t be the same this is a challenge for me.”