Nemanja Vidic hoping Manchester United supporters show respect
Liverpool v Manchester United is one of the highlight fixtures of the Premier League season although Sunday’s match takes place hard on the heels of the recently-published Hillsborough report, prompting fears of supporter taunts.
September 21st, 2012
Both north-west clubs have experienced football tragedies, with the Munich air disaster forever remembered at Old Trafford and Nemanja Vidic hopes that United supporters show respect to opposition fans during the ninety minutes at Anfield.
“I am aware of the sensitivity of the day. Everybody is. There is a lot of talk in the papers and the media. I think our fans will respond well,” he said. “The whole country is on test in this one. All over the world they will be watching this game. It is probably the biggest derby in the world and we have to show we are capable of keeping a good atmosphere and being a good example to the kids.
“There is a lot of history with these two clubs. I think we should respect each other because we are big clubs and clubs that are respected in the world. We have to be on top of the bad situation and behave well and, I would say, be an example.
“I’ve been here for seven years and I think our fans always behave well and I think they will do it again. It is difficult to control all the fans but I think most of them are aware of the responsibility. On the pitch we have to take responsibility and play football. After this game everyone should be talking about the football and that’s all. I hope that will be the case.”