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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Nov 14, 2008

Vidic ready for Stoke's aerial bombardment

Nemanja Vidic has never faced anything like the bombardment he expects from Stoke at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Alongside central defensive colleague Rio Ferdinand, Vidic must repel the threat posed by long balls into the Manchester United box as well as Rory Delap's huge throw-ins if the Premier League champions are to get a much-needed win following last week's setback at Arsenal.

In a career that has taken him to Red Star Belgrade and Spartak Moscow before arriving at United almost three years ago, Vidic has come across a variety of formations and tactics.

But the 27-year-old has not encountered a weapon as distinctive as Delap's before. And he confirmed United have done extra work on the training ground to try and combat it.

''I have never come across anything like this,'' he said. ''The guy can throw the ball 40 metres. It is something we have had to think about, which is why we have practised them in training.''

However, Vidic does not feel United can afford to get stressed by Stoke's style of play. The Serbian defender feels Sir Alex Ferguson's side have the ability to overcome anyone providing they can keep the ball on the ground.

''There is no point getting worried about it,'' he said. ''We are at home and we are making chances in every game. We just need to score. If we are right, that is what counts, not Stoke.

''We need to keep the ball down, make chances and score early goals. That will change the game and give us more space to play.''

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