Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is proud of the way he's fought back from serious injury this season.

For Vidic, there is a need to maintain fitness after two campaigns blighted by injury.

"It has been a struggle to come back," said Vidic, who ruptured cruciate ligaments in December 2011 and then needed a further operation at the start of this season.

"I worked hard to recover and thankfully I still managed to play games in the Premier League and remained captain of the team.

"For that I am really proud."