Nemanja Vidic tells Manchester United to seal the title at Ewood Park

09 May 2011 06:30
ShareManchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has warned his team-mates the job of winning the Premier League isn't done. yet.

The Serbian centre-half has been a tower of strength this season and has led the club with distinction having inherited the armband from Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand.

Head boy: Nemanja Vidic is desperate to get his hands on the Premier League trophy

He was imperious again on Sunday, scoring midway through the second half to add to Javier Hernandez's first-minute opener, as United cruised past Chelsea and so open up a sixpoint gap over their rivals with just six more available before the endof the season.

That means just a point at Ewood Park next weekend would secure a record 19th title for the club, and the fourth in five years since Vidic arrived at Old Trafford.

'Mathematically it's not [certain] but I think it's a big advantage,' Vidic said. 'Six points with two games left. Obviously, we have to focus on the next game against Blackburn already to win the title. We don't want to come to the last game and to be nervous. We have a big advantage and we are nearly there.

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'It's important, first of all, to win the title. As well, to be captain of Manchester United is a big honour but, to lift the trophy, is even bigger. I'm just hoping we'll play properly next game and we can celebrate at Blackburn.'

United's quick start and subsequent blistering first half hour highlighted the value of their entire squad, with Sir Alex Ferguson having been able to rest key players for the midweek Champions League semi-final win over Schalke.

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'I think, sometimes, especially at the end of the season, it's mental tiredness and not so much maybe physical,' Vidic added in the interview with club's TV channel. 'The manager felt the team needed a bit of rest and we saw we had great energy, ran a lot and didn't give up in the whole game.

'I think it was a great decision by the manager, hopefully when you're winning games, the decisions are good but we are lucky this time that the decision was right.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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