DAVID MOYES warned has Manchester United players they cannot expect to walk straight back into team after announcing Nemanja Vidic was fits to make his return
Yet those two matches have both been wins, in which United have managed to keep successive clean sheets for only the second time this season.
The Serbian has been plagued by injury since rupturing his cruciate ligaments in the Champions League to Basle in December 2011, yet even amongst the current squad, it seems Vidic will have to work to win his place back.
“Nemanja is just about ready to play now,” said Moyes.
“But we have five centre-halves. We can use Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and him.
“There is competition for places there and you are going to have to play well to stay in the team.”
“Nemanja is just about ready to play now”
Moyes will take a check on his side before finalising Manchester United’s line-up for their Capital One Cup quarter-final at Stoke.
Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kawaga both missed the weekend win at Aston Villa, the Mexican due to a head injury suffered in training, whilst Kagawa had not fully recovered from having his stomach