5 Premier League and 1 UEFA Champions League title are just a few of the pieces of silverware that the former captain of Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic lifted during his playing career which spanned for over 10 years as the Serbian retiree made his way through various clubs but it was with the English outfit Manchester United where he truly managed to stand out and make a name for himself as one of the best players in the world.
On January of 2016, Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement as he hung up his playing boots. It’s expected that Manchester United will have an extremely difficult time trying to find someone as talented as Vidic but the former Inter Milan defender is certain Eric Bailly has what it to takes to become the next big thing of Manchester United.
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic says that he has been left impressed by striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford.
The Swedish striker arrived on a free transfer from PSG in the summer. Considering that he was 35 years old, Ibrahimovic was largely expected to play the role of a super sub with more focus on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. However, it has not been the case with Ibrahimovic managing to dominate proceedings from the start of the campaign. He has not tailed off even as the end of the season approaches.
Nemanja Vidic says that the reason he and Rio Ferdinand became such a super-hit duo in the back line of United during their time was the fact that they complemented each other on the pitch.
Vidic reckons that the two of them were not similar types of players and had their own strengths, but, when they defended as a unit, they had all the bases covered which created problems for the opposition attack all the time.
Vidic also reveals that he might not have the opportunity to create the legacy that he eventually created with Ferdinand at United as had got very close to landing at Anfield rather than Old Trafford in the summer of 2006.