Vidic has no demons

Old Trafford shocker not an issue for United centre-back

Vidic: Confident in his ability

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Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic insists that he is no longer haunted by last season's 4-1 defeat to Liverpool.

The Serbia centre-back had a match to forget in the March clash as Liverpool claimed a shock win at Old Trafford.

Vidic clumsily allowed Fernando Torres in to score the Reds' first and was later sent-off for a foul on Steven Gerrard, before watching Fabio Aurelio score from the resulting free-kick.

But the 28-year-old is adamant that the performance will not be playing on his mind when the two sides face-off at Anfield on Sunday.

"It was just a bad day. I played two games against Torres before and he didn't score," Vidic told The Sun.

"Of course it bothered me. When you make mistakes, especially in such a high-profile game, you always go through a hard time.

"Players who play football make mistakes. Only players who don't play never make mistakes.

"As well as that bad game, I can also remember having some good games for Manchester United."


Red Devils team-mate Nani will be seeking revenge for the Old Trafford defeat on Sunday.

The Portuguese winger did not play in the match but is still keen to claim a convincing win over United's arch rivals and move 10 points clear of them in the process.

"To win at Anfield and leave them 10 points behind us would be such a shattering blow for Liverpool - but that's what we want to do," he said.

"We remember losing 4-1 to them at Old Trafford last season and this is the best moment for us to show the other side of the coin.

"It's a great chance for us to gain revenge and to show everyone we are the Premier League champions.

"And while the pressure is on Liverpool, for many reasons, we go to Anfield with no nerves.

"United are playing with a very positive rhythm at the moment and we want to satisfy our supporters."