Vidic out for title revenge

Centre-back thinks defensive reinforcements boost credentials

Vidic: Fighting talk

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Manchester United want to bury the pain of losing the Premier League title to Chelsea last season, according to Nemanja Vidic.

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The centre-back, who recently verbally agreed a new contract, was a part of the Old Trafford squad that missed out on the league silverware by one point in 2009/10.

Chelsea pipped their rivals to the trophy on the final day and, ahead of Sunday's Community Shield, Vidic wants to set the record straight after United previously won three successive titles.

"It hurt to lose the title last year, especially as it was very close," he said.

"We finished just one point behind Chelsea and were very disappointed we didn't make it.


"But this is a new season, we have to forget what happened last year, and the three before that, if I am truthful.

"Our targets do not change. We have to win the league again and now we are stronger."

Vidic believes defensive reinforcements will also help the title assault, with Chris Smalling having arrived from Fulham.

"There are more players to choose from now," said Vidic.

"Last year we had injuries and, for a period, a few midfield players had to come into the defence, which is not good.

"Now we have a lot of options in each position which is important because we are looking to win all the trophies this season."