Date: 31st July 2011 at 11:05am
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Manchester United are winding up their preseason ahead of a new season.

Having completed the tour of America, a select XI will take part in a game with Marseille, some of the players appearing in Edwin van der Sar’s testimonial, Paul Scholes’ testimonial takes place on Friday and then the Community Shield against Man City will hopefully have United in the right shape to defend the Premier League title.

A victory over Barcelona wrapped up the American leg of our pre season but the loss back in May is something that still stings for United players due to the manner in which it occurred but captain Nemanja Vidic feels that we could be closing the gap,

‘If you look at the number of trophies we have won, then we are not so far away from them.

But if you look at the way they play the game, you have to say that they are above us.

But this season we have three new players, maybe four. We should be better.’

United lost a lot of experience this year but the youthful players we have brought in added to the quality and experience we still have will make for exciting times at the club. I think we can learn from the defeat in May and use that to place us in better stead not only if we come up against Barca again but also in the league and Europe in general.

And it can’t only be my inner muppet that got excited at the ‘maybe 4’ comment either!


7 responses to ““This season we have three new players, maybe four. We should be better.””

  1. Man says:

    Yea, but how many did we lose ?

  2. Red Rupert says:

    tbh, Vidic wouldn’t know any more than the laundry lady – he probably just reads the same as we do and maybe a bit of speculation among themselves

    • nash says:

      red rupert stfu if u think vidic doesnot know anything zen u dont hav z DNA of united our players focus on building the mentality of winning among wat we have and not speculate who is coming or not anyway i think just like scholes emerged from Academy his replacement also will be 1 from our youth team

  3. its gud 4 da squad bt costa stil hav chance in utd

  4. jose says:

    the players that left played very little football last season, Brown, O Shea, Scholes, Nevelle.
    VDS played but has been replaced with 2 quality keeper,
    For Brown and O’shea we have jones in,
    and cleverly and Pogba will most likely fill the Void left Scholes, who was quite reluctantly used last season(with anderson el al upping their contribution). On top of this we have Welbeck and Mecheda back.
    I would be very happy with the squad we have at the minute and don’t understand all this hype about marque signings, let our young players play, welbeck and cleverly are ready, so will Pogbaa, Morrison and Tunnicliffe in the coming months.
    There’s nothing more exciting, than to see an Academy product play his first senior game with a full team and succeed, not to see them all shipped out early.
    Lets win it with youth.

  5. glad we won all the matches put us in a good position for the city game

  6. James says:

    Bring on the new season. Our young players will show we don’t need oil money to be successful