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Manchester United manager hopes star man will recover for Spurs clash

Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Archive Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

Monday, September 24, 2012
2:17 PM

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hopeful that star man Nemanja Vidic will be able to return to the side to face Tottenham.

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Jonny Evans started alongside Rio Ferdinand with the Serb absent in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Liverpool.

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

The 30-year-old is expected to be rested for their Capital One Cup tie with Newcastle.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Nickname: The Lilywhites.

Ground: White Hart Lane (capacity 36,310).

Founded: 1882.

Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1951, 1961

Second Division: 1920, 1950.

Southern League: 1900.

FA Cup: 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991.

League Cup: 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008.

Uefa Cup: 1972, 1984.

Cup Winners’ Cup: 1963.

Leading goalscorers: Jimmy Greaves, 379.

Leading appearances: Steve Perryman, 854.