Date: 23rd April 2008 at 11:51am
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Reports say that Nemanja Vidic is doubtful for the Barcelona game as he had to rushed to hospital with a stomach complaint.

The problem is not thought to be serious but the big Serbian is not a certain starter tonight.

I was certain that the knee injury won’t keep him out of the game, after all, he played against Blackburn. So I suggested that it was only as a pre-caution and a part of some mind games that he missed training. Looks like it had another reason.

Still, it would need more than an upset stomach to prevent the Terminator from playing in this game. He is definitely fired up and won’t want to miss the first leg – he knows only too well that a makeshift defence in a two-legged European tie can lead to disaster and elimination.

I think he’s stronger and tougher than to let his stomach stand in the way between him and his job.