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28/02/2011 10:55

Papers: Vidic defiant

Story updated 13:06, 28/02/2011

Vidic wants to end his Torres torture
Nemanja Vidic is intent on burying his Fernando Torres hoodoo. Ever since the Spanish striker destroyed him at Old Trafford two years ago in a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool, people have questioned the Serb's ability to handle him. Well, against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, the Manchester United captain is determined to prove he has no problems with Carlos Ancelotti's new £50million star. He said: "Sometimes I read in the papers people saying I have a hard time against a particular player but that makes me focus even more on doing my job properly. I'm just trying to do the best I can and in the end the fans and the media will form their own opinions. I can't change these opinions by talking, I can only change them by what I do on the pitch."
Neil Custis, The Sun

Meanwhile, various papers speculate on a possible suspension for Wayne Rooney following an incident with Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy during United's weekend victory at the JJB Stadium. For example, The Mirror reports, "Although (match referee Mark) Clattenburg took no action, apart from having a quiet word with Rooney, he is expected to include the incident in his official match report to the FA today."

It has since been reported in the media that the FA will not be taking any action against Wayne, leaving him free to face Chelsea and Liverpool in this week's big games.

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