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Vidic not surprised by Rooney backing from Manchester United fans

Despite a summer in which the forward has constantly seemed likely to move, the Red Devils skipper feels that his success at the club in the past assured a warm reception.

Captain Nemanja Vidic expected nothing less than the Manchester United fans' full support for Wayne Rooney against Chelsea.

The England striker has been at the center of one of the most high-profile transfer sagas of the summer, but, after the Blues target received a huge reception from the Old Trafford crowd on Monday, Jose Mourinho conceded that Rooney may very well remain with the Red Devils

Rooney was cheered throughout the goalless draw on Monday, and Vidic says he was not surprised by the reception he received.

"The supporters have always supported the players," Vidic said. "Wayne is no different.

"He has been supported throughout the years and I don't think there was a question he would have been supported against Chelsea.

"He has scored so many goals and won so many trophies. I expected him to receive a good reception."

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