Manchester United can win Champions League - Vidic

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Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic believes the Red Devils can pull off a major surprise this season by securing a top-four finish in the Premier League - and winning the Champions League.

The 32-year-old, who recently announced his decision to quit Old Trafford at the end of the season, hinted that he feels United stand an excellent chance of being crowned European champions at the end of the campaign.

Speaking after Saturday's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Vidic told reporters: “I believe that if we keep playing as we did here – solid and improve our form again – we have a chance to do something good for the rest of the season.

“That means fourth place and the Champions League.

“I believe we can do something special in the Champions League. I really do.”

United climbed up to sixth place in the Premier League table as a result of their win over the Eagles, and the squad are now preparing for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg against Olympiakos.

When asked whether he felt he could end his Manchester United career by winning the Champions League, Vidic replied: “That would be great.

“We always believe we can do well, but we know we have to improve in every game and I think we saw some signs here. To win it you have to defend well as a team. This is the way you should play and that is encouraging for us before we go to Greece.

“Olympiakos is a tough game away from home. It is hostile and difficult to play there, but if we get a good result we can come back to Old Trafford and finish the game.

“It is the only trophy we can win now, but we have done well in the Champions League so far this season.

“If we play solid like we did against Palace and keep our shape, I think we will be a hard team to beat.

“We always have people who can score goals and that is the way you play in the Champions League – be hard to beat, but be able to score.”

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