Vidic may have played his last game for United

Chances that central defender Nemanja Vidic has played his last game for Manchester United appear to be increasing by the day as Sir Alex Ferguson accelerates his efforts to sign a replacement. The two front runners are Juventus’ Italian international Giorgio Chiellini and Denmark’s Simon Kjaer from Palermo. As well as an expected £20m bid from Manchester City for Vidic, Real Madrid also want to secure a deal by offering French striker Karim Benzema as a sweetener for a Vidic transfer.

A bad World Cup for Vidic may be good for United

Within the large squad that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has at his disposal there are a core group of players who are crucial in his attempt to reclaim the Premier League title from Chelsea. He would hate to lose any of them but if the many reports being circulated prove to be correct, Ferguson may have to resign himself to the fact that key central defender Nemanja Vidic will not be at Old Trafford next season.

Why Rio's injury may seriously impact on Ferguson

The cruel hammer blow received by England manager Fabio Capello with the withdrawal of his captain Rio Ferdinand from the tournament just one week before the opening match against the USA may eventually have serious consequences for Sir Alex Fergusons attempts to reclaim the Premier League title for Manchester United next season.