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17/01/2014 19:15, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Vidic's title hope

Captain Nemanja Vidic looks ahead to the trip to Chelsea and assesses the state of the play in title race…

Has last weekend’s win over Swansea lifted spirits within the camp?

It was important to win that game, especially after a few bad results. It's lifted spirits a bit, yes, but we have to keep winning and if we can look at the table and see ourselves much higher than we are at the moment, then we'll be more satisfied. But until then we have to keep training well and improving, and we need to win a few matches in a row.

You've only really been used to success in your time at United and seeing the team in the top positions in the table – how does it feel when you look at it now?

I'm not looking at it now! [Smiles]. I am waiting until we win a few matches in a row then I'll look at it again. Hopefully we can perform well in the next game. We need consistency now, not necessarily with great performances, but with results; we need a few wins in a row.

Realistically, what is achievable between now and the end of the season?

It's hard to say. My view is that the results in the next six or seven matches will tell us what our aim is for the rest of the season. The next game is Chelsea away - a tough match, but if we win we'll only be six points behind Chelsea. That still gives us a chance to think about maybe winning the title. I know, at the moment, it maybe doesn’t sound right to think that way [when you look at the table], but we still hope that with a few wins in a row we can still challenge and from there we can see what our position is.

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