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Vidic urges comeback

MANCHESTER, December 14 – Nemanja Vidic has called for an immediate response as Manchester United look to force their way back into control of the English Premier League title race against Wolves here Tuesday.NEMANJA_VIDIC_With Chelsea only managing a 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday, second-placed United passed up the chance to move level on points with the leaders when, later that day, they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Vidic returned to the side against Villa following a spell on the sidelines with illness.

And as United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s injury problems continue to lighten, Vidic could be joined by Wes Brown, who has been missing with a hamstring injury, against a Wolves team who climbed out of the bottom three with a 1-0 win away to Tottenham last weekend.

Serbia international Vidic wants English champions United to show what they are made of against a team tipped for relegation.

"This is our best chance to play well, score goals and bring the confidence back," he said.

"It’s important when you lose a game to have the next one quickly, so you can play better and fix what you did in the last match.

"We are very disappointed. We had a game at home and the chance to share the first position with Chelsea but we didn’t take it."

South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung believes the congested festive period is the time when United will put together a run that will pile the pressure on Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea.

United traditionally come on strong around the turn of the year and Park, who has retuned to the team in recent weeks following a knee injury, is banking on a similar run as the Old Trafford club aim for a record fourth straight league title.

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"We have a lot of games until the end of the season and December and January are particularly busy," Park said.

"It’s going to be hard but we have done well at this stage in the last few seasons so we have to do that again.

"We can’t worry about what other teams do, we just have to concentrate and do our best in every game."

Park added: "It’s a pleasure to be back among the team. When you play you feel more a part of the side.

"I want to play as many games as possible and I want to help the team win as much as possible, starting with the (English) title. It would be amazing to win four in a row.

"To make three Champions League finals in a row would also be amazing for the club.

"The FA Cup is one I haven’t won yet so I want that but all four (United are also in this season’s English League Cup semi-finals) would be great."

Wolves pulled off one of the shocks of the weekend with their victory at White Hart Lane. They are though set to be without midfielder David Edwards with an ankle injury sustained at White Hart Lane.

But there was better news with chief executive Jez Moxey promising owner Steve Morgan will back manager Mick McCarthy in the January transfer window.

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"Steve Morgan is so passionate about the club that he thinks about it 24/7," Moxey said.

"As regards January our position is quite simple – if we found the right players that the manager thinks can strengthen the team, then the board will do everything within its power to try to bring that player to Molineux.

"We have also done good business in January in previous years and are currently looking to see if we can strengthen the team."

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