By John Percy

Manchester United hope to complete the £30 million signing of Brazil winger Lucas Moura in the next 48 hours.

Manchester United poised to sign £30m Lucas Moura from Sao Paolo

Moura was due to travel to Manchester for a medical today ahead of sealing his move from Sao Paolo. He is currently in this country as part of the Brazilian Olympic squad.

Ferguson remained in England yesterday while his team travelled to Norway for a friendly on Sunday.

The Scot is also applying pressure in his attempt to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

Nemanja Vidic is poised to make his first appearance in nearly eight months to ease a potential defensive crisis for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Vidic, the Manchester United captain, will play some part in a friendly in Oslo today as he bids to step up his recovery from the ruptured cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered in United’s Champions League defeat by Basle last December.