Vidic in contention to face Pompey

Vidic has been missing since suffering pain from a nerve in his leg

prior to the encounter with Wigan at the end of December but has

trained this week and could be involved, if not this weekend, then

the crucial trip to Aston Villa on Wednesday. Rio Ferdinand serves

the second match of a four-game ban, although United have appealed

against the additional match, imposed for a “frivolous” appeal

against the first one. United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak,

Neville, Brown, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Park, Nani,

Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Fletcher, Gibson, Anderson, Giggs,

Rooney, Owen, Berbatov, Diouf.