Vidic hails United drive
Nemanja Vidic believes the reason behind Man Utd's success is the club's continued drive to achieve more.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 18/05/09 4:00pm
Nemanja Vidic believes the reason behind Manchester United's success in recent seasons is down to the club's continued drive to achieve more.
Fresh from winning the Premier League on Saturday, the 27-year-old insists that the players' minds are now firmly focused on winning the UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona on 27th May.
The Serbia international - who has just been crowned United's Players' Player of the Year and Fans' Player of the Year - insists that the team never dwell on past achievements, instead looking forward to the next challenge.
The defender has been instrumental for the Red Devils this term having played in every one of the team's record-breaking 13 consecutive clean sheets from late November to mid-March.
"That is the thing about this club. We try to focus just about what is next," he said.
"Forget the past. We celebrated with the trophy among the players and family after beating Chelsea (in the Champions League final last season). Then the next day we flew home.
"When we started this season we just spoke about what would happen next. We forgot about what was behind us, because that is the past and we only look forward.
"If you play for Manchester United, you know what you need to do and that is win trophies. It is a habit.
"Nothing has changed this year compared to last. We believe in ourselves."
Upon receiving his individual awards Vidic paid tribute to his regular defensive partner at the heart of United's defence, Rio Ferdinand.
"Rio is a great player with great abilities. We think in the same way on the pitch. I can't explain, it just happens," he added.
"Some players you just feel good when you play alongside them. With Rio I feel good when I play and I just enjoy it.
"He is the best partner I have had."