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Vidic can see the finish line for United

16 April 2013 01:47

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has warned that the Red Devils must remain focused as they close in on the Premier League crown.

Sir Alex Ferguson's team are 15 points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand, at the top of the table with six matches to play.

Sunday's 2-0 win over Stoke City was United's eighth victory in their past nine league fixtures and Vidic believes that they will enter the final run-in full of confidence.

"Yes, you think you're almost there but you have to win the games," the centre-back told MUTV.

"(Winning at Stoke) helps us build up the confidence and a few players had a great game - people like Antonio (Valencia), Wayne (Rooney) and Robin (van Persie).

"It's important for players like this to be in good form for the games to come."

United face West Ham at Upton Park on Wednesday and Vidic is expecting another physical encounter after coming through a similar test against Stoke.

"Stoke is always a difficult place to go to but we fought for every ball, played some good football and, in the end, I think we deserved to win," he added.

"It was physical. You know they're going to get the ball to the forwards, they're good at set-pieces, they're going to challenge defenders.

"Now it's West Ham and we have to play well again. They play in a similar style to Stoke - we're going to have long balls and set-pieces to deal with."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
14 April 2013
Game week
33
Kick-off
15:05
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
66' R. van Persie (PG)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
33 86'
10
25
8
18
21
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +5 6
2 2 +4 6
3 2 +4 6
4 2 +2 6
5 2 +1 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 3
9 2 -1 3
10 2 +0 2
11 2 +0 2
12 2 +0 2
13 2 -1 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -2 1
17 2 -2 1
18 2 -3 0
19 2 -3 0
20 2 -5 0

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