- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United says captain Nemanja Vidic will be sidelined for about two months following right knee surgery.

The Serbian defender missed the final five months of last season after rupturing a cruciate ligament, and United says he’s now had a meniscus operation on the same knee.

United says Vidic was initially rested for Sunday’s match against Liverpool as a precaution “after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.”