Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has dismissed criticism over the quality of the Red Devils' squad, claiming that the club's current group of players is “better than any other season".
Despite being knocked out of the Champions League and the FA Cup at the hands of Real Madrid and Chelsea respectively within a matter of weeks, United remain on course to surpass the record number of points set by Jose Mourinho’s 2005 Chelsea team, who managed to achieve 95 points in a single season. United are currently on 77 points with eight games remaining and 24 points to play for.
Furthermore, Vidic was quick to praise the run of results that he and is team-mates have achieved this season, as their 1-0 victory over Sunderland saw United become the first team to win 25 of their opening 30 matches, which extended their unbeaten run to 18 games, including seven successive victories.
Speaking of his team’s record-breaking season, Vidic was full of nothing but praise for his peers.
"This is a great achievement,” the former Serbia international commented. "If you have those stats, you cannot argue.
"I think we've played well this year, we've scored many goals. Okay, maybe we can improve certain things, but if you look at the team performance this year I think it is better than any other season.
"We've used so many players this season. So many players have a role to play, so, credit to everyone."
Although Vidic was in no doubt about United’s need to improve on certain areas, he re-asserted his determination to win trophies - a statement that can only please those United fans looking to next season already.
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