Nemanja Vidic is confident he will be fit for the start of the Premier League season after playing the entire 90 minutes in Manchester United's 1-1 friendly draw with AIK.
The Serbian had not featured under David Moyes during the Red Devils' pre-season encounters, having last gone the distance in a match on May 12, prior to the end of the previous campaign.
And now the 31-year-old has declared that he hopes to be fit for the Old Trafford outfit's opener against Swansea City on August 17 after turning in a full shift in Sweden.
"I am pleased that I have 90 minutes under my belt," he said to MUTV following the draw. "It's a long time since I've played a full game.
"I am pleased with that and I hope that after this game I can pick up my fitness and I will be ready for the beginning of the season."
Vidic went on to say that whilst he felt he and his team-mates gave away too many opportunities in the stalemate with AIK, he remains confident they will be ready once competitive football arrives.
"AIK worked very hard and they made some trouble for us," he continued.
"We allowed them too many chances and we have to improve our shape in defence. We can work on that and I think we will be fine."