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Nemanja Vidic unhappy with United's defending

Nemanja Vidic has spoken out on MUTV and feels that Manchester United still have plenty of work to do after conceding 2 goals away to Southampton.

Vidic was of course happy with the late come back and victory at St Mary’s but he would like to see some clean sheets for the reds start when the Barclay’s Premier League resumes again in two-weeks time.

Speaking with MUTV, Nemanja said:

“It was a difficult game and we conceded two goals we’re not happy with at all,” We’ve been told before the game what Southampton’s strengths are, what their game is and what they’re trying to achieve. In the end, they did it so it’s disappointing.”

“I think it’s only the second time in a year myself and Rio have played together so it’s a long time and obviously it’s tough as everyone needs more games.”

“I have to say, we are not really pleased with the goals we’ve conceded. There was a lack of concentration, I think, for all four goals we lost [in the last two games] but we have to work on it. You have to say we’ve had a lot of turbulence in defence with so many changes and people going in and going out.”

“We didn’t have a constant back four and sometimes it causes a problem, but we look forward to the next games. We have over a week to improve our fitness and obviously our form so we are going to be right for the next game in the Premier League.”

Nemanja Vidic also went on to praise Manchester United’s new signing Robin van Persie on his character and hat trick vs Southampton, he said:

“Robin was great, I think he’s a great player. Even in his first game, he did a good job and this one is amazing with three goals to give us three points, which I think are going to count very much at the end of the season.”

“He’s a good penalty taker but it could happen to anyone. It was not a great penalty, I have to say, but, in the end, he managed to score two more so we got the win.”

Watch Robin Van Persie’s hat-trick vs Southampton here

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