Vidic: Difficult Return

  • 19 October 2007

Nemanja Vidic has warned of the pressures international duty can place on players in the Barclays Premier League.

Most players away on international duty will have boarded flights back to Manchester in the early hours of Thursday morning, but Friday's training session at Carrignton will be the only full run-out they'll have before Saturday's trip to Villa Park.

"There have been a lot of games for the players and we always find the match after an international break is very tough," Vidic told

"It's hard to come back to the club and adapt your game – everyone plays differently on international duty. When you return to United you have to find your feet again and it can take a few days to settle."

Vidic also suggested United's non-English players find the going even tougher.

"It's very hard when I have a home international game in Serbia, for example. I get to see my friends and family, which is nice, but that can take it out of you and it means you get less time to yourself to rest.

"Then again, when I'm playing for United I feel very professional because I don't have those distractions. I have a lot of time for myself to rest, think about the next game, prepare for the training sessions. I'm very comfortable here."

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