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07/05/2013 08:45, Report by Adam Marshall

German sides impress Vidic

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic admits he has been impressed this season by Champions League finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga sides defeated Barcelona and Real Madrid in the last four of Europe's premier competition and will compete at Wembley on Saturday 25 May for the trophy.

Vidic watched the games with a heavy heart following United's controversial exit at the hands of Real in March but feels plenty can be learned by analysing the German teams' style of play.

"It's hard to watch these kind of games as you know maybe we could be there," he told MUTV. "But I think, at the end of the day, we should be satisfied with our season. We won the title, which was our priority this season, but we he hoped to do better in the FA Cup and Champions League. But this is life, this is football. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win. 

"Credit to Bayern. I think they play very good football. They play as a team and they closed down the Barcelona players very quickly, going in groups. It's hard to play against these kind of teams. Dortmund played against Madrid in a similar way to show this is the tendency in Germany football.

"I think it's something we should look at. Maybe this is the way other teams have to improve. Over a few years, people were watching Barcelona and saying this is how you should play. If you look at Dortmund and Bayern now, you see that they work as a team and individuals and this is why they are having success."

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