Vidic: Christmas cheer for United


Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has predicted Christmas cheer for his side over the festive period.


The Old Trafford club have won more points than any other Barclays Premier League side between 17-31 December, according to the official club website.


Vidic believes that record will be maintained this year and has said the thinks Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will get into their groove now international football is off the agenda for a while.


“Often we’ll play on Wednesday and then Saturday, Wednesday and then Saturday,” said the Serbian


“This helps you get into a rhythm and training during this time is all about recovery and rest. Physically, it’s easier on your body when you’re not travelling for international football.


“If you’ve been away with your country it can sometimes take you two days to adjust when you get back to Manchester.


“Now, until February, all the players will be together and concentrating only on Manchester United.


“Traditionally we tend to do well over winter, our form tends to improve. Hopefully we can do the same this year.”


The 30-year-old will not be sharing any celebrations with his team-mates, as he has been ruled out for the rest of the season.


Vidic ruptured a cruciate knee ligament in the Champions League against Basel, which will make continuing this Christmas tradition all the more difficult.

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