The Red Devils aren’t used to losing many matches over the course of a season, while dropping points in three of the first four league games of the season is not what Fergie ordered, despite two of these being against Liverpool and Chelsea. One of their stars reveals that there was an element of worry that United would be left behind for dust by their main title rivals after a sluggish start.
The Daily Mirror carries an exclusive interview with Nemanja Vidic, with the Serbian talking about his dislike of Manch…we mean his dislike of playing against Wayne Rooney in training, while also confessing that the champions’ 1-1 draw with Newcastle, followed by a defeat at Anfield caused the defender to become a little fraught with nerves. However, he’s now confident that the boys are firing on all cylinders ahead of a tricky trip to Everton.
Vidic recalled: “We didn’t start well in the first few games and when you don’t have a good start you worry about what might happen. You begin to think, ‘If we lose one more game we could be out of the Premier League’.
“It’s something at the back of your mind and you feel the pressure. When you have that you get worried about what you might do in a game.
“But when you start to win, that brings the confidence back and when you are winning and scoring goals, like we are now, the confidence starts to flow.
“We’ve started to look like a team again, compact and with the right shape.”
Are Manchester United now unstoppable after starting to click through the gears? The bookmakers still make Chelsea favourites to win the title, despite Rooney and Berbatov starting to tear teams apart since the arrival of the Bulgarian. With matches at Anfield and Stamford Bridge having already been played, you could say that the Red Devils’ destiny is back in their own hands.