Nemanja Vidic sends defiant message to Bayern Munich

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Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic believes that his side have the pace, power and desire to knock Bayern Munich out of the Champions League next week, after proving the catalyst for a spirited first-leg display that took critics to a man by surprise.

Vidic headed United in front against the Champions League holders at Old Trafford, but nine minutes later Bastian Schweinsteiger registered a precious away goal for the visitors.

United were more than a match for the overwhelming favourites to progress over the 90 minutes though, a platform Vidic believes the Red Devils can build from ahead of next week's decisive second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Immediately after probably his most assured display of the season Vidic told ITV Football: "It was a tough game, we had a good result at 1-0 and we felt we having good positions, solid but one mistake punished and they show how good they are.

"We accept most of the game in our half but we try to go on the counter attack, which we did.

"I think in champions league we play quite well, all other games we defend well and play as the team, to be fair Liverpool was a different game, we struggle.

"I think it will be the same game, they will have a lot of possession, we have to stick together and with our pace on the attack i think we can hurt them."

United manager David Moyes will know his side have to score in the Allianz Arena next Wednesday to stay in the Champions League, but its a position Red Devils fans will likely relish given the prognosis of many analysts before the tie began.

Bayern will also be without two key players through suspension for that second leg, with Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger booked and sent off respectively towards the end of tonight's action.

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