Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has conceded that the Premier League trophy is destined to leave Old Trafford this May on the wake of their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea last Sunday.
The red devils have been in lacklustre form throughout this season and find themselves in an embarrassing seventh position in the league table. The 32 year old Serbian defender was sent off following a late challenge of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard last weekend and is set to miss the crucial Capital One cup reverse fixture against Sunderland this wednesday.
“I think we are too far behind and we have to focus now on the top three or four,” Vidic told Sky Sports. “We have to focus on the [Capital One] Cup and the Champions League.
“It’s not going to be easy, we have to now fight to achieve the Champions League. We have to stay positive and stick together and work hard. With a bit of luck hopefully we can achieve that.
“We have to be positive, we have to stick together, we have to change things around. Hopefully we can play better football and with a bit of luck, we can turn things around.
“We didn’t play a bad game [at Chelsea]. They had three shots and scored three goals and that’s the difference in the game, we have been punished for every mistake we made.”
The strong center half however came out strongly in support of his manager and reiterated that David Moyes remains the right man to take the club forward.
“We cannot always speak about managers, it keeps coming back to this kind of question,” stated Vidic. “The players are tired of speaking about that because the manager is trying to do the best he can.”