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The Serbian center-back described the derby loss as "difficult to take" but is confident the Red Devils will bounce back when they travel to Goodison Park for Saturday's match

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is confident that his team has "mentally and physically" recovered from its 6-1 humiliation to Manchester City.

"We have quality in our team, we have pace and players that can score goals. Mentally and physically we’ll be ready and hopefully with a bit of luck we can win the game," the Serbian told the club's official website. "When you lose a derby, especially by that scoreline, it’s difficult to take, but the players have shown character this week."

The Red Devils face Everton on the weekend and will be desperate for all three points after the fell five points behind their Manchester rivals following Sunday's shock result. Vidic, who featured against Aldershot in midweek and is expected to return to the United lineup against the Toffees, believes his side have showed positive signs in training.

"We haven’t come to training with our heads down," he said. "We have come in and worked harder because we want to play better and improve. This is the right mentality to have to try and get over bad results. They are the positive things that have come from this week.

"When you lose games you can always look at the things that you did wrong and what you can improve. Losing that game was difficult for all the players but it’s important to focus on the next match and look forward. Even when you win you can’t spend time celebrating, you have to focus on the next game.

"Hopefully we can prove that the derby was just one bad day and show how good we are on Saturday."

Vidic will face former teammate Louis Saha at Goodison Park and believes Everton will prove a stern test, despite the Toffees having only won twice in their last six games.

"I played with him for nearly three years - he is a great player," Vidic said of Saha. "He was left frustrated by a lot of injuries here and some people questioned him at the time, but for me he’s definitely one of the best strikers in the league. We are preparing for a physical game on Saturday and if we challenge for every ball and compete with them we will have a big chance to win."

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