Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic has returned to training.

The Mirror says Vidic is back in full training with Manchester United and could return to first-team action within a fortnight.

The United skipper has been out of action since late September after undergoing a meniscus operation on the same knee that saw him miss most of last season.

Vidic has experienced no problems or setbacks since he began training with the United first-team squad and has impressed the club's medical staff with his progress.

The 31-year-old defender was given an initial return date of late November, but Sir Alex Ferguson then revealed he did not expect his captain back until around Christmas.