Vidic: Manchester United learned from losing the title to City

The Red Devils captain has recently returned from a long-term injury lay-off and believes the club have benefited from last season's experiences and are ready to compete again

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is confident the club are ready to bounce back from agonisingly losing the Premier League title to rivals Manchester City, and believes they have improved as a squad.

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The Red Devils lost out on a dramatic final day but the Serbian believes the club have a history of forgetting past successes or failures, and believes the arrivals of Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa and the extra experience will put them in a good position for the upcoming upcoming.

"It's hard to take when you lose the league in the last few minutes, but we don't think about that now,” he told reporters.

“We've had success in the past as well, but we forget about that too. We move forward. That's something we've always been good at.

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"We have two new players with us. We've improved a bit in the middle. Nick and Shinji have done well so far. We've had more experience than last year. We had some young players play a lot of games last season and they'll have learned a lot. We all learned.

“In Europe we've had so much success in recent years - we've had three finals, a semi-final - and maybe we relaxed a bit last season. We were punished last season and we can't allow that to happen again.

Vidic recently returned to action after a lengthy absence and is hoping the club will enjoy a more injury-free campaign after a succession of players were sidelined last season.

“We had a few injuries last season too,” he added.

“I hope everyone can stay fit this season. The young players can learn from last year, so I'm confident we'll be better this year.

"We have a lot of players in defence. But that's good for the team. The last two years we've had a lot of injuries in defence and we've had to bring Michael Carrick into that position sometimes. But I believe this year we'll all be in good shape and we'll do the best we can to help the team do well."