Vidic seeking a first FA Cup

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic would love to end his FA Cup hoodoo by lifting the trophy for the first time this season.

Last Updated: 01/04/13 at 12:17 Post Comment

Nemanja Vidic: Yet to win FA Cup

Nemanja Vidic: Yet to win FA Cup

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Vidic has tasted success in all of the other major competitions United have taken part in but the FA Cup has seen a series of near-misses, including a final defeat by Chelsea, who United face in a quarter-final replay on Monday, in his first season.

Further Wembley frustrations have occurred in semi-final losses to Everton and Manchester City but victory this season would almost certainly complete a double with the Premier League just about in the bag.

Vidic said: "My aim before every season is to win a trophy.

"You want to be there for the big games and once the season is finished, and you are going home or on holiday, you want to see what you have won. That is the thing that has always pushed me.

"The cup in Serbia is obviously a trophy but the league has always been seen as the main thing.

"Over the last few years in England the semi-finals and finals have always been interesting because Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal have always been there and they are the teams who are always watched.

"People always want to see them, especially when they are fighting for a trophy. It makes them important games."

The prize for the victors at Stamford Bridge is a Wembley date with Manchester City, and for United it would mean back-to-back games against their fierce rivals, who they face in the league on 8 April.

"I would prefer to have a semi-final against Blackpool," added Vidic. "I want to win the trophy. That is more important than who we play against.

"Obviously City are in the semi-final. That would mean one more step towards a trophy. But first it is Chelsea."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

'Win some medals', blasts Merson

Paul Merson challenged Andros Townsend to "win some medals" before calling him out after the Tottenham winger poked fun at him for questioning his England credentials.

Raheem Sterling will not resume Liverpool contract talks until the summer

Raheem Sterling has confirmed that he will not resume talks over a new contract with Liverpool until the summer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to play for England U21s at European Championship says Roy Hodgson

Harry Kane wants to "finish the job" and go to the European U21 Championship this summer, according to Roy Hodgson.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company