Tuesday, 1st January, 2013
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has warned Manchester City that they cannot expect the Red Devils to crumble like last season.
Last year Sir Alex Ferguson’s men blew their points advantage over Manchester City to see the Citizens snatch the title from their grasp in injury time on the very final weekend of the Premier League season.
This year once again the Red Devils have built up a lead, which is currently at seven points.
But Vidic insists that Manchester United have learned from last season and will not be repeating the experience if they hold an advantage in the home straight.
"It is good to have this [seven point] advantage. But we have to be careful", he told MUTV.
"There is still a long way to go. We have the experience of last year when we were eight points in front and in the end it didn’t finish well."
And the Serbian stopper says Manchester United have changed.
"I think this season is different. We are more mature.
"We have young players who have the experience from last year. That is a big help for the team. With the experience we have already, we can do well I think."
Manchester United make the short trip to face Wigan in the Premier League later today, while Manchester City host Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium.
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