Nemanja Vidic has today spoken about his brilliant partnership with Rio Ferdinand after the pair have had a few games with each other following their injury ravaged season.

“We understand each other,” said Vidic. “We know all about each other. He knows how I will react in certain situations and it is the same the other way round. I know there is this feeling that I get all the knocks and Rio has the ball. But we both do both things and we can both be aggressive. I don’t think my job is hard and his is easy.”

Vidic admits it will take a team effort for United to achieve all of their targets this season.

“Communication between us all has been built up over a long time,” he continued. “It is nice when you have an understanding. We know what each other is going to do.”