Nemanja Vidic likely to return for Manchester United against Tottenham

Vidic set for swift return for Manchester United after being rested for win at Liverpool

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09:34 GMT, 24 September 2012

Nemanja Vidic is likely to return to Manchester United action next Saturday against Tottenham at Old Trafford.

The Serbian centre-back missed Sunday's 2-1 victory at Anfield over Liverpool as a precaution because his knee did not feel in top condition.

Safety: Nemanja Vidic was rested as a precaution

Safety: Nemanja Vidic was rested as a precaution

Vidic spent several months recovering from anterior cruciate ligament damage last season so Sir Alex Ferguson thought it was better to be safe than sorry.

'He was just feeling a bit tight round about his knee and we decided just to give him a break today,' explained Ferguson. 'Hopefully he’ll be alright next week.'

United face Newcastle on Wednesday night in the League Cup but Vidic is not expected to feature.