Ferguson's Decision

Last updated : 21 November 2007 By Ed
Ferguson could have the final say as to who Vidic plays for next week as the defender is needed in both Kazakhstan and Bolton. UEFA have confirmed that, although the game is a competitive one, it now falls outside a FIFA allocated 'international window' therefore meaning Serbia have no automatic right to the keep the defender after Wednesday's game with Poland.

"We want to work with the clubs, but as a federation we have an obligation for our national team," a Serb FA official said. "If we have a chance to qualify against Kazakhstan, of course we would want all our players available. If we don't have a chance to qualify, the match would still be important for the seeding for the 2010 World Cup. We will make the right decision, but people must understand our situation as well as the situation for the clubs."

Meanwhile Vidic seems baffled as to why fans have taken to him so much.

"In every game I give 100 per cent - maybe sometimes I have a bad day but I always try my best," he says. "I always want to win the ball and maybe fans recognise those things and like that about me.

"This is my game and it's how I've always played and how I'll continue to play. I'm not sure why they like me so much."