Updated: Monday, 30th March 2020 @ 8:48am

Chill out Manchester United fans! Nemanja Vidic insists last season's Manchester City nightmare is over

Chill out Manchester United fans! Nemanja Vidic insists last season's Manchester City nightmare is over

By Chris Bailey

Fear not, Manchester United fans – Nemanja Vidic is adamant the Red Devils will not let the Premier League title slip to arch-rivals Manchester City again.

After watching City fall to Everton on Saturday, United managed to squeeze past Reading and build a commanding 15-point lead in the Premier League.

Vidic recognises many supporters are still a bundle of nerves after letting City pip them to the post last season – but insists no such comeback will happen this time round.

“If you look at the 15-point lead, you have to say that it is a big gap and we shouldn’t let anything change,” he told MUTV.

“We have the title in our hands but we have games still to play and some especially tough away games that are traditionally hard for us.

“Sometimes you can feel the fans in the stands getting nervous because they think about last season. I don’t think we should allow that to happen again.

“We are in a good position now. We should relax and enjoy playing football. It is a good time for us.”

Wayne Rooney’s strike is all that separated United from the Royals on Saturday as they could not find a second goal to enjoy a more comfortable evening.

However, Vidic is not complaining – especially as there will be no feelings of regret when the squad join-up with their international teams over the next fortnight.                                     

“We will take the three points but we didn’t get them easily,” he added.

“You want to win your games and play for your country during the international break without any bad feelings and we have done that.

“Now, we just have to think about the next games that are coming.”

The Red Devils’ next game is in two weeks’ time, facing relegation-battlers Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Picture courtesy of nasmac, via Flickr, with thanks.

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