Nemanja Vidic is certain that Eric Bailly can be his successor

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.

Eric Bailly is a 23 year old Ivorian defender who was signed by Manchester United on June of 2016 for a price tag of €30 million and despite having only joined the Premier League a little over 1 year ago, he has already been receiving huge praise from many football figures including Nemanja Vidic.

Sometimes he gives away some chances but I think it is important to have courage to play at the back.

“He still has space to improve and he is at a great club where he has all the tools to improve so I believe he is going to be here at the club for many years and hopefully help the club to win trophies. Eric Bailly started really well with a steady two or three months. Then he was unlucky with injury and the African Cup of Nations. He’s aggressive, he has potential, he’s young and he likes to defend. He has the qualities to go even further.” Former Manchester United star Nemanja Vidic said as he praised Eric Bailly.