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Man Utd's Vidic: We deserve more respect

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic believes that the club has not been shown enough respect in the lead-up to this weekend's Champions League final. The English champions meet Spanish La Liga winners Barcelona in the decider of Europe's premier club competition at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and Vidic feels that the media hype surrounding the game is giving the Catalan giants more exposure than perhaps they deserve.

"Barcelona are favourites for this game. We are fine with that. They are a good team and they play some good football," the Serbian centre-half said.

"But we are not a club that has won nothing over the years. We are Manchester United.

"In the last five years we have won four titles and this will be our third Champions League final. I believe we can win."

And Vidic said that the overall experience of the Red Devils will go a long way to helping them overcome the team that defeated them in the same game in Rome back in 2009.

"We have played so many big matches over the years and we can use that experience," he added.

"We will have to be prepared, physically, mentally and also tactically for the biggest game of the season.

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. When you lose a final, it is not the feeling you want to have, especially when you lose to someone like that.

"We are not thinking about any revenge or justice. We just want to prove we are a good team and try to win that trophy."

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Andrew Slevison
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