Nemanja Vidic admits he is looking forward to some dedicated work on the training ground while a host of his Manchester United team-mates travel the world representing their countries.
The Reds captain retired from international duty after Serbia failed to qualify for Euro 2012 and, as a result, he is among a small group of players who will report to Carrington during the next two weeks.
But Vidic is not moaning. In fact, the club captain is excited to roll up his sleeves and improve several facets of his game without having to worry about preparing his body for matches.
“The international break is good for me,” Nemanja told MUTV after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Reading. “During the 10 days, I can work on my individual stuff like fitness and other technical things.
“It is also always good to have a few days for yourself. When you have lots of games, like we have recently, you just manage yourself until the next one and you don’t work on yourself that much. Sometimes it is nice to have these days to work on yourself.”