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Vidic pleads for patience at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic is looking for plenty of patience from his side in the first leg, Champions League quarter Final against Chelsea in West London. United have the return leg to look forward to and Vidic says a crucial away goal is the desired prize on Wednesday meaning the hunt for that elusive victory is not a major concern this time around.In terms of the results yes, they do have an edge because they had some good ones against us” Vidic conceded “but this is the Champions League and the name of the game for is to score an away goal.”

The big Serbian has often struggled to contain Chelsea’s £50 million capture Fernando Torres in the past but Vidic is refusing to take any encouragement from the lack of form he has shown for his new club so far saying that “it doesn’t give us any confidence” he said “Chelsea have good strikers and we have a lot of respect for them. Just because they haven’t been scoring goals, they will still be doing their best. And in a cup tie, what matters is who wins, not who gets the goals.”

United have done well on their European away trips so far this season winning at Valencia, Rangers and Bursaspor before coming back from a tough encounter in Marseille with a scoreless draw. Another positive will be the boost of their 4-2 comeback win at West Ham on Saturday, a result that came immediately before Chelsea’s disappointing draw at Stoke.

“Our performance on Saturday is a big positive for us” Vidic said “we scored four goals and played very good football. We do need to improve the defending part but if we can play like that against Chelsea, I am sure we will be okay.”

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson agrees stating that “The name of the game is to go back to Old Trafford with a goal in our pocket. Or hopefully even two goals. We want to make sure we go back there with a great chance of qualifying. If we go back to Old Trafford with some advantage we’ll be very difficult to beat on our own ground.”

“I was happy when the draw was made to have the second leg at Old Trafford” Sir Alex continued “it will be a magnificent atmosphere, the fans will be up for it. And when Old Trafford is like that it’s a wonderful place to be. Hopefully we go back with some advantage.”

And so will the Manchester United faithfull as they anxiously await the outcome at Old Trafford next week.

Will Chelsea’s hoodoo over United play a part in this tie?


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  1. RedScot says:

    I dont believe in hoodoo’s.What I believe in is fairness and getting the rub of the green.The time is nigh, its just got to be.I can bearly think about it already, to say I am almost ‘shitting’ my self in anticipation is an understatement.We have not done well at the Bridge or in fact at Old Trafford against Chelsea, officiating decisions aside.They have out muscled us, with the ommision of David Luiz tommorow evening is a huge plus.I have always believed Chelsea’s weak areas are their left and right back, with Nani and Valencia in sparkling form.We can get at them.I have more confidence in a way now after reading and particpating in an article on another forum.The use of Javier hernandez as an defensive attacker, we all know his potency of stitting on the defensive line.To push the opposition defence right back to their goalkeeper.So as not to leave space between the defensive line, for the magnificent Javier to use his, supersonic pace.
    I dont want to rant.I have never felt that United could get to the Champions league final.Not through the players fault, I will quickly add.Just correct investment in the team, in the correct plces.However we dont have a better chance than, I could have imagined after the results tonight.
    When we beat Chelsea, and we must, its not a question of if, we will meet Schalke 04, who surely will eliminate Inter Milan after that fabulous away result in the San Siro.We must sweep aside Schalke 04.They have lost 12 games out of a total of 27 in the Bundesliga, sitting 11th in the table.Manchester United must surely be capable of eliminating them.
    However back to that old “Cliche” one game at a time.The rock is bang on.Patience, chilled beers, fingers crossed and a nurse standing bye.
    Cmon United, lets do this, you Reds.
    Ps Atkinson might be sitting in the stands, pricking pins in a United voodoo doll.Shame he cant influence it this time.Yeah right.
    Cmon United.

  2. RedScot says:

    Yesssssssssssssss.”Rub of the green” ha ha ha.Brilliant.
    Its a brilliant brilliant night.Chuffed to bits, all the lads were truly magic.



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