Manchester - Former
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has admitted that the Red
Devils have no chance of winning the Premier League following their 1-1
draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header ensured United got a point from the
match and preserved his side’s unbeaten run, which has now extended to
16 games across all competitions.
Nonetheless, United still remain in sixth place on the Premier League
standings and are 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea.
While Vidic doesn’t see United winning the Premier League title, he
admitted that a top three finish is not out of the question.
"Realistically we are out of the title race," Vidic told ESPN.
"That's my opinion. But, in recent weeks, the way we have played is
encouraging. If we keep playing like that then the top three is our
"After 1-0 [down], you take the 1-1. In the first half, we played
well. We had three or four good chances and didn't take them. If you
want to win the match, you have to take the chances we had.
"In the second half, we didn't play as good as in the first one - but
we scored a goal. Ibrahimovic showed his class again. One chance, one
goal. Overall, 1-1 is a fair result."
The Red Devils are in the running for some silverware though as they are still alive in the FA Cup and EFL Cup.
United next travel to the Britannia Stadium to face Mark Hughes' Stoke City in an English Premiership clash and will be hoping to stay in contention for a Champions League spot.
Kick off is at 17:00.