“We believe it’s important,” said Vidic. “We didn’t win the trophy for the last eight years and it’s a trophy we’re looking to win. We showed today in how we celebrated the goal, and I’m hoping at home it will be a different game. I think we have a big squad and we can manage to have one more game.”
The Serbian also took time out to herald the masterclass of attacking play on show in van Persie's 92nd-minute equaliser; a sublime crossfield pass from Ryan Giggs which was beautifully cushioned and fired home.
"His touch is magnificent and his finishing is top class," said Vidic. "It’s movement from the book, touch from the book, goal from the book. It’s something they can show to kids, how to move and finish in the last third. He was magnificent for us, we just hope he’s going to be in the same form in the end."