Vidic admits Manchester United won’t be able to defend PL title
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has confessed that his side will have to relinquish the Premier League title this season. Vidic admits Manchester United will be unable to defend this crown in May and a new team will be handed in over after last year’s celebration at Old Trafford.
Vidic, who picked up a late red card, sees his side having a difficult time entering the top four following a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea. Vidic and his teammates were made a joke of at Stamford Bridge as the Premier League champions fell in front of Blues and their leader Jose Mourinho.
“I think we are too far behind and we have to focus now on the top three or four,” Vidic told Sky Sports. “We have to focus on the [Capital One] Cup and the Champions League. “It’s not going to be easy, we have to now fight to achieve the Champions League. We have to stay positive and stick together and work hard. With a bit of luck hopefully we can achieve that.
“We have to be positive, we have to stick together, we have to change things around. Hopefully we can play better football and with a bit of luck, we can turn things around. We didn’t play a bad [at Chelsea]. They had three shots and scored three goals and that’s the difference in the game, we have been punished for every mistake we made.”
As customary, Vidic offered his support and sympathies to Moyes after another round of bad results. The Serbian defender insists the amount of criticism on the former Everton manager was unjustified and that Moyes had fought very hard to bring good results.
“We cannot always speak about managers, it keeps coming back to this kind of question,” stated Vidic. “The players are tired of speaking about that because the manager is trying to do the best he can.”
Vidic feels he was a bit unlucky to have been given the marching order such late in the game following a tackle on Eden Hazard. The red car means Vidic will be unable to play for Manchester United in the upcoming Capital One Cup second leg of the semifinal against Sunderland on Wednesday.
Vidic feels the referee could have told him off since his intentions weren’t to commit a foul on Hazard. Vidic admitted he was a bit disappointed by the decision.