The defender made a comeback in Serbia’s defeat to Estonia on Tuesday, but it is the young midfielder who has caused a surprise after making rapid progress from a foot injury
Manchester United are set to have both Tom Cleverley and Nemanja Vidic fit for Saturday’s match at Liverpool, according to The Sun.
The pair had both been struggling with injuries prior to this week, but their progress has given Sir Alex Ferguson a nice selection headache ahead of the big clash at Anfield.
Captain Vidic made his return for Serbia on Tuesday night, but playing in just his second match this season after injuring his calf in the opening day win at West Bromwich Albion, he missed a second-half penalty as his country lost 1-0 in Slovenia and missed out on the play-offs for Euro 2012.
After the match, the 29-year-old hinted that he may retire from international football, but in the meantime, he is likely to be pushed back into the United squad for the trip to Merseyside.
It is the possible inclusion of Cleverley, however, that has caused the biggest surprise, with the midfielder having made remarkable progress after damaging foot ligaments in last month’s 5-0 win at Bolton Wanderers.
The 22-year-old had been in sparkling form since returning from his loan spell at Wigan Athletic and looked likely to earn a call-up to the national side before suffering his injury.