Manchester United have received a double boost ahead of their trip to Liverpool.

Nemanja Vidic AND Tom Cleverley could be back for Saturday's trip to Anfield.

Vidic made such good progress with United's coaching staff last week that he forced his way into the Serbian side that lost 1-0 to Slovenia last night.

And that has put the centre-back bang in the frame to return to the United line-up against Liverpool this weekend.

Yet it is the recovery of midfield rookie Cleverley - out since injuring foot ligaments in September's 5-0 win at Bolton Wanderers - which has really staggered the medical team.