Nemanja Vidic believes United are perfectly prepared for the start of the 2011-12 campaign… although he is wary of a potential upset against West Bromwich Albion in Sunday’s opener. The skipper is fully focused on extending United’s 100 per cent run at The Hawthorns since the inception of the Premier League and believes the team’s perfect pre season record will only increase the chance of victory this weekend.
“I don’t think we have hit top form quite yet but I think we’ve done a very good job in pre season and fitness wise, we’re ready” Vidic told ManUtd.com on Friday. “Starting the season away from home makes life a little harder – the first game is tough anyway, even at home – and West Brom isn’t an easy place to go. Last season we had a really tough game there and I can’t see it being any easier this season.”
“It’s always important to win matches but obviously the games only start to mean something when trophies are up for grabs or when you’re playing for points in the league. It’s good that we’ve won all our pre season games, though – it means we’re in a positive frame of mind going into the game at West Brom.
“Now we have to do all we can to win three points which is the most important thing. It’s not about how we play the game or whether or not we play good football – it’s all about winning. This is the target.”
PREDICTION – WBA 1 v Manchester United 3
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