Man Utd must learn from Fulham slip, warns Vidic

DEFENDER Nemanja Vidic has warned his Manchester United team-mates they must eradicate the sloppy mistakes that cost them victory at Fulham on Sunday.

United came agonisingly close to securing three points at Craven Cottage, but Nani missed a penalty late on before Brede Hangeland made amends for his earlier own goal by netting the equaliser.

And Vidic believes his side must cut out the type of defensive errors that led to the Cottagers’ goals if they are to secure a record-breaking 19th Premier League title this season.

“It’s hard to take,” said Vidic. “If it had finished 2-1 we would have been happy with the result, but not that much with the performance. It was a bad result, especially as we were winning in the last minute of the game. Now there are definitely some lessons we must learn from this. We have to make sure that the goals we lost today don’t happen again.”

Midfielder Ryan Giggs, meanwhile, believes reclaiming the title should be United’s focus this term. “The Premier League is probably the most important after losing the title by a point last season,” said Giggs. “We lost far too many [games] last year. That was the most disappointing thing.”