New Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini reckons that defender Nemanja Vidic needs more time to adapt in the Italian Serie A.
The manager has had to defend the Serbian who joined the club only in the summer. He was expected to bring some much-needed confidence, quality, and experience to the back four. His start to life in Italy has been extremely poor as Vidic has found himself on the wrong end of several goals conceded by his team.
This led to the 33-year-old immediately being dropped for Mancini’s first match in charge against arch-rivals AC Milan.
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has spoken about the importance of returning to Champions League for his new club Inter Milan. The Serbian defender moved to Italy on a free transfer, thus bringing an end to his long spell at United. Vidic came to United in 2006 and was part of numerous title winning teams before becoming the captain of the club. Even though he has suffered several injury problems in the last two years, he still remains a defender at the top of his game. Inter Milan moved in quickly to secure his signature.
New Inter Milan signing Nemanja Vidic has claimed that he should have joined an Italian club several years ago. Vidic became one of the best defenders in the world during his extended spell at Manchester United. He formed a great partnership with England international Rio Ferdinand in the team that won numerous titles including the Champions League. After eight years at Old Trafford, he finally switched to Italy with a free transfer to Inter Milan. He was recently unveiled at a press conference where he claimed that he should have joined Italian football several years ago.
The Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic has already started playing with his new teammates in his new club, Inter Milan after being offloaded from Manchester United.
At his 32 years of age he will have to start learning a new playing style as well as a new language in order to completely fit in the club where he will be spending the last few years of his career.
After playing 8 seasons at Old Trafford in Manchester United where he once was considered to be the best defender in the world, the coach of Inter Milan Walter Mazzarri believes that Vidic will be able to adjust to the new environment soon.
After making over 200 league appearances for Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic is leaving the Premier League club but he had a few things to say in relation to the disastrous season that they experienced during the time that David Moyes was in charge of the team.
Vidic told the Daily Telegraph: “The players were being questioned, the manager was being questioned, and the club was being questioned. People end up saying the players are not good enough and we need to buy better ones. I am not saying we have had a good season. It was a bad time and the players could have done better. But everyone lost belief in the team.”
“I am not saying that the David Moyes way was bad, but these players feel more comfortable playing a certain way of football. You have to respect where you are and what you represent, though, and there is no point speaking about someone who was here, who everyone knows lost his job because he did not succeed in doing what he wanted to achieve’’.
Manchester United will have big shoes to fill in the summer when they head into the transfer market in search of a player to replace Nemanja Vidic, who has been the captain of the club in the last few years.
Replacing Vidic will be a tall order since the Serbian defender has been impressive for United since coming to the club in 2006. Former Manchester United midfielder David McCreery says that it is definitely a big job for United, but he is of the opinion that the club already have a player capable of filling in the boots. According to him, defender Jonny Evans is capable of replacing Vidic as the regular centre back for United.
Nemanja Vidic’s groin injury left him out of Manchester United’s Champions League match against Olympiakos, this will be his last season with the Premier League club after it was revealed that a deal with Inter Milan has already been completed.
The Serbian defender is hoping that Edin Dzeko will join him in the Italian club. Edin Dzeko is mostly playing as a substitute or backup player in Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini usually prefers using Alvaro Negredo as his target-man and he will be seeing even less playing time in the club when Sergio Aguero recovers from his injury.
It still remains unknown whether Dzeko will be joining Vidic in his move to Inter Milan but it is believed that the Serbian is going to try to influence the Manchester City forward in moving to the Serie A.
Alex Song is not a consistent starter for Barcelona and Manchester United can take advantage of this as the Premier League club is interested in signing the Cameroonian midfielder.
In December of 2013, Song was linked with a possible move to either Arsenal or Manchester United but the midfielder rejected all the offers that were made as he replied by saying that he wants to prove himself in Barcelona but his lack of matches if evidence that he still has not gained all the confidence of the head coach Gerardo Martino.
It is believed that Song is eager for playing time and that David Moyes is ready to make a move for him. The 26 years old midfielder was given a rare start for Barcelona when they went against Real Sociedad a few days ago and he scored a goal which ultimately led to the 3rd defeat that Barcelona suffered in this season.
Soccer superstar Nemanja Vidic’s sudden announcement to leave his 8-year stint with Manchester United is predicted to beget further woes for the already troubled Old Trafford football team. Vidic has left his old squad in quest of new challenges in his career.
The tragic bit with Man U is that following Vidic’s exit, the esteemed soccer club is about to lose out on two of its most precious leaders Rio Ferdinand & Patrice Evra.
No wonder, the Man U authority is in a disturbed state off late. “The Blues have signed up with some of A-one European soccer superpowers”, stated City’s website while declaring the news of departure of its most favorite contemporary leaders. The next line of the message duly brings in an extra effect with the winking emoticon. “Neighbors Man U would be appearing too”, it said.
It was one of the most troubling seasons for the club & Vidic’s recent announcement has shaken the club terribly.
Nemanja Vidic will be miss out from Manchester United’s next 2 matches after his harsh tackle on Chelsea’s Eden Hazard saw him receiving a red card. The player and the club later tried to appeal against the red card but it was rejected and the Football Association already stated a response stating: “The player’s three-match suspension commences with immediate effect.”
The Serbian defender is going to miss out from Manchester United’s Premier League matches against Cardiff City and Stoke City.
This is another huge blow for David Moyes and the struggling team that each week seems to do worse, considering they are out of the top 5 spots of the Premier League and already eliminated from the Capital One Cup as well as the FA Cup as they were defeated against Sunderland and Swansea City.