Vidic to miss Manchester United's pre-season tour due to injury

The Serbian defender, who was plagued by injuries last season, has not been included in the Red Devils squad which flew to Thailand on Wednesday due to a back problem
Nemanja Vidic is set to miss David Moyes' first match in charge of Manchester United due to injury, the club have confirmed.

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The Red Devils captain was not part of the 19-man squad which left for Thailand on Wednesday, and will instead continue training in Manchester as he overcomes a back injury.

"It's nothing serious," a club spokesperson told the club’s official website. "Nemanja has a touch of sciatica [pain stemming from nerves in the back] and may still join the tour at a later date.

"In the meantime, he'll continue his pre-season preparations in Manchester at the Aon Training Complex."

Moyes’ men take on Singha All Star XI in Bangkok on Saturday, before jetting off to Australia, Japan and Hong Kong for the rest of their pre-season tour.

Vidic managed just 23 appearances for the club last season, as a number of injuries curtailed his involvement in the title-winning campaign.