Man Utd skipper Vidic set for comeback in Norway
The Serbian has now completed his recovery from a cruciate operation and will be around to bolster Ferguson's defensive options at a time when both Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling are on the sidelines.
In addition, Brazilian full-back Rafael is still on international duty, meaning Ferguson only has four first-choice defenders available following the return of his Euro 2012 contingent.
"They are big losses and they will miss the start of the season.
"That will be the back four on tour.
"Hopefully we don't get any more injuries as it would leave me a bit short."