Man Utd skipper Vidic: Defending not good enough at Southampton

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic admits they're defending wasn't good enough for victory at Southampton.

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic admits they're defending wasn't good enough for victory at Southampton.

Although delighted to secure the three points ahead of the international break, the Serbian wants to start keeping clean sheets when domestic action resumes.

"It was a difficult game and we conceded two goals we're not happy with at all," he stated on < i>MUTV. "We've been told before the game what Southampton's strengths are, what their game is and what they're trying to achieve. In the end, they did it so it's disappointing.

"I think it's only the second time in a year myself and Rio have played together so it's a long time and obviously it's tough as everyone needs more games.

"I have to say, we are not really pleased with the goals we've conceded. There was a lack of concentration, I think, for all four goals we lost [in the last two games] but we have to work on it. You have to say we've had a lot of turbulence in defence with so many changes and people going in and going out.

"We didn't have a constant back four and sometimes it causes a problem, but we look forward to the next games. We have over a week to improve our fitness and obviously our form so we are going to be right for the next game in the Premier League."

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