Nominally a 'friendly', an all-Manchester affair ensured Sunday's game was anything but, with City lucky to finish the game with 11 men.
United refused to take a backward step either and Vidic said: "I know it's the Community Shield. Maybe it's not that important a trophy.
"But, still, it's a derby game and we wanted to win this game. City, I think is the same. They showed it with the challenges they did in the first half.
"Overall, I think it was a good game and the fans could enjoy it."