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