Man United’s Nemanja Vidic: We won’t celebrate title until it’s in our hands

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic says the Red Devils won't celebrate a 13th Premier League title until it's in their hands

Nemanja Vidic
Man United are 15 points clear of Man City in league title race Photo: marc_tacoma, via Flickr

Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic insists Manchester United won’t be celebrating a 13th Premier League title triumph until the Reds Devils have the trophy in their hands.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men hold a commanding 15-point lead over their nearest rivals Manchester City ahead of their clash against Sunderland on Saturday.

United squandered an eight-point advantage last term as the Citizens mounted a successful comeback to seal their first top-flight crown since 1968.

And the Serbia international says the Red Devils won’t get complacent after experiencing the disappointment of missing out on their 20th league title last season.

“You are never sure until you have the trophy in your hands,” said Vidic. “I do think about last season. It is still fresh.

“If we hadn’t experienced that people would be saying it is already done. But that kind of thing keeps you sharp.

“It is good for the team and the players because we don’t want that to happen again.

“It was bad last year but this year it is working for us.”

Vidic admitted United are surprised by their 15-point advantage over second-placed City, with nine games remaining.

“We didn’t expect this situation,” he added. “No-one expected did.

“We are happy with it but we still have big games to play.

“We have to play City, Arsenal, Chelsea, West Brom, Swansea. They are teams who can hurt you. They are tough games.

“Teams at the top and some who are fighting relegation. We just have to keep winning.”

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