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Ferguson and Vidic secure awards

Nemanja Vidic and Alex Ferguson
This is Vidic's first player award and Ferguson's 22nd manager honour

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and defender Nemanja Vidic have been named Premier League manager and player of the month, respectively.

The awards are a testimony to United's perfect start to 2009 which has seen them break the clean sheet record.

They first recorded a convincing 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford, with Vidic opening the scoring.

They then beat Wigan at home before winning by the same scoreline at Bolton to take them to the top of the table.

Vidic grabbed his second goal of the month in United's 5-0 demolition of West Brom at the Hawthorns.

They finished the month with a 1-0 home win against Everton, during which the league clean sheet record of 12 successive games was broken.

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United have also suffered from an extensive injury list during January that has deprived them of a number of key players including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.

This is Ferguson's 22nd Manager of the Month award and Vidic's first monthly player honour.

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